A 'Downton Abbey' Movie Is Officially Happening

13 July, 2018, 22:12 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Downton Abbey's cast will return for a feature-length film

It's time to once again return to 'Downton Abbey.' The celebrated drama is getting a movie, so pour a cup of tea and find out which of your favorites are set to return. Creator Julian Fellowes was just working on the script, with producers trying to find a way to get the busy and sought-after cast together. "Film production begins this summer", the studio tweeted. The series, which dealt with the dueling worlds of the aristocratic Crawley family in their lavish British estate and their humble downstairs employees, became a worldwide sensation, and launched the careers of Legion's Dan Stevens and Cinderella's Lily James.

Brian Percival, who directed The Book Thief, About a Girl and the Downton Abbey pilot, will direct the film.

Producer Gareth Neame said it had been "our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie".


So go find yourself a tux or corset to squeeze into and stay tuned for the movie premiere date. Most notably, it gave Dame Maggie Smith a second career wind, as she played the juicy role of the acid-tongued Dowager Countess, Violet Crawley. Over its run, "Downton Abbey" picked up three Golden Globes, 15 Emmys and a special BAFTA award, enshrining the period drama as the most nominated non-U.S. television show in Emmys history.

"Since the series ended, fans of Downton have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter", commented Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. "We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen". Founded in 1978, Carnival's many shows include Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel and Dracula, as well as award-winning mini-series such as Traffik, Any Human Heart, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and The Hollow Crown anthology.

The Downton Abbey film is now without a release date, but everyone appears excited about the TV-to-movie translation, us at Looper included.

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