Julian Fellowes is adapting The Wind in the Willows

Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has added another project to his list, an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s classic, The Wind in the Willows.

The film is being directed by Ray Griggs, and will shoot at Peter Jackson’s Stone Street Studios in New Zealand.

The classic story follows the exploits of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger and their life by the river.

“We are finalising some of the finest actors to lend their creative and vocal talents,” said the film’s producer Gerald R Molen. “We could not have dreamed of a better writer and creative force than Julian Fellowes to work with Ray Griggs to bring to life the classic English novel’s characters, nor finer visionaries than WETA to capture the look and feel of Grahame’s world.”

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