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Stop clutching your pearls! Downton Abbey movie is indeed happening. Shoot begins soon

Focus Features has revealed that it will soon start production on Downton Abbey movie and the entire Crawley family will indeed return.

tv Updated: Jul 13, 2018 20:27 IST
Associated Press
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The Crawleys and their staff will be back in their sharp suits and embroidered dresses but on a big movie screen this time.

Three years after going off the air, Downton Abbey is coming back as a movie. Focus Features said Friday that it will this summer begin production on a Downton film that will reunite the Crawley family on the big screen. Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce.

The long-rumored film adaptation is likely to be released sometime next year. The primary cast members are all set to return.

Over six seasons, Downton Abbey became a global hit, airing in at least 150 countries, and setting a record for non-U.S. television shows with 69 Emmy nominations.

Brian Percival, who directed the series’ pilot, will direct the film.

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First Published: Jul 13, 2018 20:27 IST