‘Downton Abbey’ movie reportedly in the works
Your favorite fancy Brits are headed to the big screen.
A “Downton Abbey” movie is finally in the works, according to the Sun.
The ITV show, whose cast included Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery, Joanne Froggatt and Maggie Smith ended last March after six seasons of uptight British drama.
Show creator Julian Fellowes is back on the new project, which could reportedly begin shooting as early as September.
“Downton Abbey” was nominated for 69 Emmy Awards over its run and took home 15 trophies, including several outstanding supporting actress wins for Smith.
A follow-up movie to wrap up storylines has been the subject of rumors since the show’s finale.
Dockery, who played Lady Mary, teased the possibility in August.
“I think there is potential for a film. That is something I would wholeheartedly consider, so we will see,” she told The Telegraph. “It may not be over yet.”
Fellowes offered a similar endorsement.
“There is an audience for a film. I’d structure a narrative with lots of things happening, but we would need a kind of unity to make a feature, which is a challenge for me,” he told Indie Wire last May. “It would be a bigger canvas: a riot could be a real riot, the ball a real ball. I would like that, I think it would be fun.”
Smith, however, doesn’t sound like she’s on board.
“I just think it’s squeezing it dry, do you know what I mean? I don’t know what it could possibly be,” the legendary actress said when asked last April at the BFI & Radio Times TV Festival.
“It’s too meandering.”