Focus Features released a full-length trailer for “Downton Abbey” this week, offering another preview of the film adaptation scheduled to release later this fall.
Michael Engler directed the big screen debut of the series, working off a screenplay by series creator Julian Fellowes. Focus Features released the video on social media with the caption, “Welcome to a new era. We’ve been expecting you.”
The movie is based on the hit series, which followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. “Downton Abbey” ran for six seasons and picked up 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, and 69 Emmy nominations in total. During its run, “Downton Abbey” became the most nominated non-US television show in the history of the Emmys, and picked up a Special BAFTA award and a Guinness World Record for the highest critically rated TV show.
The movie features Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Maggie Smith, and Hugh Bonneville. Joining the Crawley drama are Imelda Staunton, Geraldine James, Simon Jones, David Haig, Tuppence Middleton, Kate Phillips, and Stephen Campbell Moore.
The official premiere date for “Downton Abbey” is September 30th, which means the film will open against “Rambo: Last Blood” and Brad Pitt’s sci-fi drama “Ad Astra.”
The release date puts “Downton Abbey” one week after the debut of “The Goldfinch” from Warner Bros. Pictures, which could have a significant follow-up weekend. Fans of the show will want to set a reminder to catch their favorite characters on the big screen this fall and check local listings in the coming months to see if their local theater is screening the movie.
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