Speaking at BBC America’s BAFTA Party in West Hollywood, the show’s creator Julian Fellowes
said: “I think it will be fun to get everyone together, and move it to a larger scale because you have got more money to spend.”
Production on the big screen version of the period drama is expected to begin in 2017.
Discussing when the movie will arrive in cinemas, Fellowes commented: “[Executive producer Gareth Neame] knows more than I do. I am just the humble pen usher.’
Dame Maggie Smith has reportedly signed on to return as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, and Laura Carmichael is keen to revisit Lady Edith Crawley, commenting: “It will be exciting to see how she is doing.”
Michelle Dockery, who played Lady Mary, revealed earlier this year that she would “wholeheartedly consider” appearing in a movie spin-off.
I don’t recommend leaving any of the actors out if they are available and their character will fit into the storyline. If filming starts in 2017, when will the movie be in movie theaters???
Most likely late Fall of 2018 just in time to coincide with Christmas
Well, I really want all the characters on the movie, BUT, if it is not possible, at least I want Robert (Hugh Bonneville) and Cora (Elizabeth McGovern). They cannot be left behind! I do love them (Cobert) terribly much!
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