Magazine article Screen International

'Downton Abbey' Film Confirmed by Focus Features, Original Cast to Return

Magazine article Screen International

'Downton Abbey' Film Confirmed by Focus Features, Original Cast to Return

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Production to begin this summer.

‘Downton Abbey’

The long-rumoured film version of Downton Abbey has been confirmed by Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski today (July 13).

The original principal cast from the ITV series will return for the project, which will begin production later this summer.

The Downton Abbey movie is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures handling international distribution.

Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce alongside Carnival’s executive chairman Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.

Brian Percival (The Book Thief, About a Girl), who directed the series’ pilot, will direct the new film. Nigel Marchant returns to executive produce. …

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