‘Downton’ is heading to theaters
“Downton Abbey’s” Crawley family and the denizens of their sprawling English estate are opening a new chapter in the popular TV series’ saga.
Focus Features and Carnival Films announced Friday production on a “Downton Abbey” feature film, with the principal cast members set to return, along with Emmy- and Oscar-winning creator Julian Fellowes, who wrote the film’s screenplay and will produce the project with Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge.
Brian Percival, who directed the ITV series’ pilot, will direct, and Nigel Marchant will also return to executive produce.
The movie is to begin production later this summer, but there’s no word yet on when it will be released.