‘Downton Abbey’ Returns Again With New Movie Coming To Cinemas Christmas 2021
The doors on ‘Downton Abbey’ will open once again, as Focus Features announce they have set production with Gareth Neame’s Carnival Films on ‘Downton Abbey 2’.
The new film began production last week and will see all original principal cast return. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the movie.
Whilst they haven’t given any plot details on the new film, it will follow on from the last movie which saw a Royal Visit to the Crawley family and Downton staff from the King and Queen of England, and ended with a ball fitting for the Royal Family.
“After a very challenging year with so many of us separated from family and friends, it is a huge comfort to think that better times are ahead and that next Christmas we will be reunited with the much-beloved characters of Downton Abbey,” commented Gareth Neame, the film’s producer and executive chairman of Carnival Films.
Downton creator Academy-Award winner Julian Fellowes will once again write the film’s screenplay, with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridge back to produce with Fellowes. BAFTA and Emmy nominated director Simon Curtis (‘My Week with Marilyn’) will join the filmmaking team to direct the sequel.
“There’s no place like home for the holidays, and we can’t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, Gareth, and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawley’s back home for their fans,” adds Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski.
‘Downton Abbey 2’ is a Carnival Films production, with Focus Features and Universal Pictures International distributing. Carnival Films is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
‘Downton Abbey 2’ will premiere in cinemas this Christmas on Wednesday, 22nd December 2021.
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