The UK release of Brooklyn, the Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson-starring film of the Colm Tóibín bestseller, has been brought forward by three weeks in November.

British trade publication Screen Daily says the film had been due to open in the UK on November 27 but will now have the same release date as Ireland, November 6.

Tipped as an Oscar contender, Brooklyn also goes on release in the US on November 6 in order to maximise its awards season chances.

Directed by John Crowley (Intermission, Boy A) and adapted by Nick Hornby, the film tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Ronan), who leaves 1950s Ireland for New York.

There, she falls in love but later has to choose between her life in the US and her life back home.

Filming took place in Wexford, Dublin and Wicklow, and the cast also includes Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.