Downton Abbey film to shoot this summer

The much talked about film version of Downton Abbey has been given the green light.

According to Deadline, the film will begin shooting this summer with all the series’ cast set to return.

However, it does warn that not every recurring character we’ve seen over the years will feature in the film, although Highclere Castle will return as the family’ seat.

Creator Julian Fellowes has written the film’s screenplay and Brian Percival, who directed the series’ pilot, will helm the film.

Gareth Neame, the film’s producer, said, “When the television series drew to a close it was our dream to bring the millions of global fans a movie and now, after getting many stars aligned, we are shortly to go into production. Julian’s script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival’s hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as Downton comes to the big screen.”

No release date has been confirmed.

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