We're finally getting that "Downton Abbey" movie that fans have long wanted. He will be one of the executive producers, alongside Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge and Nigel Merchant. "We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen". And the returns will extend behind the scenes: Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the movie and is bringing back Downton Abbey series pilot director Brian Percival to helm the film. There was an announcement that the movie was supposed to start filming in September 2017, but it seems like this time, the show's producers mean it.
Numerous cast of the series had spoken of their willingness to return for a big-screen "Downton" and the producers said Friday the original principal cast from the drama are on board the movie.
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In 2017, Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, confirmed that a film had been "in the works for some time" at the opening of the "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" event in Singapore.
A movie is to be made of "Downton Abbey", the award-winning television period drama about a British household in the early 20th century, and the original stars will reunite for the project. The series won three Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmys (out of 69 nominations in total) and a special BAFTA. Downton Abbey is coming to the big screen. Launched in November to huge visitor attendance, rapturous fan feedback and extraordinary critical acclaim, the Exhibition showcases the enduring global appeal of Downton via a stunning recreation of the house, the fashion and the history of the era. Remember when the Turkish diplomat Kemal Pamuk (Theo James) suddenly died of a heart attack in the most intimate, arguably scandalous of moments, or when Lady Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay) passed away after giving birth, or when Matthew (Dan Stevens) flipped his vehicle over and died (a lot of characters were killed off on Downton Abbey)?
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