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Downton Abbey: Movie Given the Greenlight (Report)

4 hours ago | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Ever since Downton Abbey finished its final season last year, rumors of a movie sequel have circulated. Now, Hollywood Life reports the UK series is finally coming to the big screen.A historical drama, Downton Abbey follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants during the early 20th century. The cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Elizabeth McGovern, and Maggie Smith. The final season finished airing on PBS in the U.S. in 2016.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Hugh Grant Returns to British TV for First Time in Nearly 25 Years

22 May 2017 2:40 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hugh Grant is set to play a disgraced British politician in true-story drama “A Very English Scandal,” the BBC said Monday. The project will reunite Grant with director Stephen Frears following the actor’s acclaimed performance in last year’s “Florence Foster Jenkins,” which earned him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for best supporting actor.

In “A Very English Scandal,” Grant will play Jeremy Thorpe, the first British politician in modern times to stand trial for murder. In 1979, Thorpe, then leader of the Liberal party and the youngest leader of any British political party in a hundred years, was accused of conspiring to murder his ex-lover, Norman Scott. The film is based on a book by British journalist John Preston.

The three-part drama for flagship channel BBC One marks Grant’s return to British television for the first time in nearly 25 years, when he starred in “The Changeling,” an episode of the BBC’s anthology drama series »

- Robert Mitchell

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TV News Roundup: Epix ‘Get Shorty’ Series Sets Premiere Date

16 May 2017 4:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s roundup, Epix “Get Shorty” gets a premiere date, while Telemundo signs partnership with Vice media.

Dates

Epix set the premiere date for “Get Shorty,” its 10-episode original series from MGM Television. The dark comedy, based on the 1990 novel by Elmore Leonard, will debut Sunday, August 13 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The show, led by Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, follows a Nevada hitman who, in an attempt to leave behind his criminal past and unite with his family, tries to become a Hollywood movie producer.

Casual” released the first trailer for Season 3. The first three episodes will air Tuesday, May 23, with one following each Tuesday. Some season three guest stars include Judy Greer, Katie Aselton and Chace Crawford.

Development

PBS and Masterpiece have announced Masterpiece’s first feature film, “The Chaperone.” The film, based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel about a Kansas woman who chaperones a 15-year-old dancer in New York for »

- Rebecca Rubin

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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Star Elizabeth McGovern to Reteam for PBS Movie ‘The Chaperone’

16 May 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Downton Abbey” star Elizabeth McGovern is re-teaming with series creator Julian Fellowes on the period drama “The Chaperone” — PBS and Masterpiece’s first feature film.

Arclight Films is financing and introducing the movie to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which launches on Wednesday.

The Chaperone,” based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, will be scripted by Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star McGovern. It will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.

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McGovern will play a Kansas woman whose life is forever changed in the early 1920s when she chaperones Louise Brooks, a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (played by Julia Goldani Telles), to New York for the summer. Brooks, an icon of the 1920s for popularizing the bob haircut, would go on to star in 25 films, including “Pandora’s Box,”  “Diary of a Lost Girl, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Star Elizabeth McGovern to Reteam for PBS Movie ‘The Chaperone’

16 May 2017 11:06 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Downton Abbey” star Elizabeth McGovern is re-teaming with series creator Julian Fellowes on the period drama “The Chaperone” — PBS and Masterpiece’s first feature film.

Arclight Films is financing and introducing the movie to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival, which launches on Wednesday.

The Chaperone,” based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel, will be scripted by Fellowes, directed by Michael Engler, and star McGovern. It will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.

McGovern will play a Kansas woman whose life is forever changed in the early 1920s when she chaperones Louise Brooks, a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (played by Julia Goldani Telles), to New York for the summer. Brooks, an icon of the 1920s for popularizing the bob haircut, would go on to star in 25 films, including “Pandora’s Box,”  “Diary of a Lost Girl,” and “Miss Europe” before retiring in 1938.

Fellowes said: “I am absolutely delighted to be working with »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes: 'Downton Abbey's' Julian Fellowes, Elizabeth McGovern Reteam for 'The Chaperone'

16 May 2017 10:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Downton Abbey creator Julian FellowesElizabeth McGovern, who played that series' elegant Lady Grantham; and Michael Engler, who directed four episodes of the show, are reuniting for a new feature, The Chaperone, which will be released theatrically and then air on PBS as part of its Masterpiece series.

Based on the novel of the same name by Laura Moriarty, which Fellowes is adapting for the screen, the project is set in the early 1920s as a woman, played by McGovern, undertakes chaperoning a beautiful 15-year-old dancer and eventual star named Louise Brooks, to be played by The Affair’s Julia Goldani Telles, to New »

- Gregg Kilday

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‘Downton Abbey’ Creator, Star to Reteam for PBS’ ‘The Chaperone’

16 May 2017 9:44 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The creator of “Downton Abbey” is reuniting with one of its stars for the first feature film from PBS and Masterpiece. “The Chaperone,” which was written by “Abbey” creator and writer Julian Fellowes, will star Elizabeth McGovern, who played Lady Grantham in the hit series, PBS and Masterpiece announced on Tuesday. Michael Engler, who directed four episodes of the series, will be in the director’s chair once again. The film is based on Laura Moriarty’s best-selling novel of the same name about a Kansas woman (McGovern) who chaperones a dancer named Louise Brooks (Julia Goldani Telles from “The Affair”) to New York. »

- Carli Velocci

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Arclight, Masterpiece, PBS reunite 'Downton Abbey' duo on 'Chaperone'

16 May 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: New producers are behind Julian Fellowes and Elizabeth McGovern reunion.

Arclight Films and PBS have announced that PBS label Masterpiece is producing its first feature in the shape of Chaperone, which will reunite Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes and star Elizabeth McGovern.

Based on Laura Moriarty’s Us novel the film will be directed by Michael Engler and will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.

The Chaperone takes place against the backdrop of the early 1920’s. A Kansas woman (McGovern) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (Julia Goldani Telles, The Affair) named Louise Brooks to New York for the summer. One of them is eager to fulfill her destiny of dance and movie stardom; the other is on a mission to unearth the mysteries of her past.

Speaking at the PBS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said: “It feels so right »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Arclight and PBS reunite 'Downton Abbey' duo on 'Chaperone'

16 May 2017 9:32 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: New producers are behind Julian Fellowes and Elizabeth McGovern reunion.

Arclight Films, PBS and the PBS label Masterpiece are producing Chaperone, which will reunite Downton Abbey writer Julian Fellowes and star Elizabeth McGovern.

Based on Laura Moriarty’s Us novel the film will be directed by Michael Engler and will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run.

The Chaperone takes place against the backdrop of the early 1920’s. A Kansas woman (McGovern) is forever changed when she chaperones a beautiful and talented 15-year-old dancer (Julia Goldani Telles, The Affair) named Louise Brooks to New York for the summer. One of them is eager to fulfill her destiny of dance and movie stardom; the other is on a mission to unearth the mysteries of her past.

Speaking at the PBS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton said: “It feels so right to reunite Julian Fellowes, Elizabeth McGovern, and director »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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‘Downton Abbey’ Writer Julian Fellowes & Elizabeth McGovern Reunite For ‘The Chaperone’ – Cannes

16 May 2017 9:20 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern is reuniting with the show's scribe Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler for feature film The Chaperone. Based on Laura Moriarty's novel of the same name, it marks the first feature film from Masterpiece and will air on PBS stations nationwide after its initial theatrical run. Story is set against the backdrop of the tumultuous times of the early 1920s when a Kansas woman sees her life forever changed when she chaperones a… »

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Margot Robbie to Produce and Star in ‘Dreamland’ + More Announced Projects

12 May 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

With dozens of castings announced and new projects coming down the pipeline each week across television, film, and theater, it can be near-impossible to keep up. Backstage is here to help. Every Friday, we’re rounding up the week's industry news you shouldn’t miss, so you can be sure you're firmly in the know!  Margot Robbie to produce—and star in—“Dreamland.”Robbie will pull double duty on the upcoming feature from screenwriter Nicolaas Zwart. The film will depict a teen whose family’s farm is on the brink of foreclosure and who decides to go after a known fugitive and bank robber (Robbie) to collect her bounty. Additional casting is to-be-announced. Elizabeth McGovern will return to Broadway.The “Downton Abbey” actor will star in the first revival of  J.B. Priestly’s “Time and the Conways,” beginning previews Sept. 14 at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theatre. The play follows the »

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Michelle Dockery Reveals the Biggest Hurdle to Getting a Downton Abbey Movie Made

7 March 2017 10:11 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The U.S. run of Julian Fellowes’ award-winning series Downton Abbey aired its finale in March 2016 after six seasons and now, exactly a year after later, the show’s star Michelle Dockery remains hopeful the doors on the fictional Yorkshire country estate are still open for a film adaptation.

There’s just one problem — getting the entire cast back together.

“I think there is still potential for a Downton film,” the 35-year-old actress told the Associated Press at the New York City screening for her film The Sense of an Ending on Monday. “These things take time. It seems to »

- Dave Quinn

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‘The Commuter’: Lionsgate Moves Liam Neeson Thriller To January

23 February 2017 12:34 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lionsgate said today that The Commuter, its thriller starring Liam Neeson, has moved from an October bow to January 12. Vera Farmiga co-stars as a mysterious woman who boards a commuter train and proposes an enticing opportunity to Neeson's character — one that has dire circumstances if he accepts. The film has Hitchcock-ian elements like North by Northwest and Strangers on a Train. Patrick Wilson, Sam Neill, Elizabeth McGovern and Jonathan Banks co-star in the film from… »

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The Ladies of Downton Abbey Get Goofy in Charming Disneyland Reunion

10 February 2017 4:03 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It’s a small world after all!

On Friday, Downton Abbey costars Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) enjoyed quite the magical reunion at one of the happiest places on earth — Disneyland!

The British stars, joined by Michael Fox, Jessica de Gouw and Kelly Paterniti, embraced hugs from the lovable Goofy outside of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at the Anaheim, California theme park.

Though the BBC show came to an end in 2015, the cast has remained tight with one another.

Recently, the Downton cast, including Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Lesley Nicol, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and more, »

- Christina Dugan

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First look at Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife

30 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Having wrapped principal photgraphy in March, we’ve not go the first image from the upcoming drama The Wife featuring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. Directed by Björn Runge, the film is based on Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name and sees Close as Joan Castleman and Pryce as her Nobel-prize winning husband; take a look below…

The Wife, with its wise and provocative tone, hinges on a revelation for Joan Castleman, who is married to one of those men who think they own the world… but has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else. He is also one of America’s pre-eminent novelists, about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature; and the flawlessly gracious Joan, who has spent forty years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has decided she’s had enough. The Wife reveals a »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Look: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce in 'The Wife'

30 January 2017 4:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce play a married couple at a breaking point in The Wife, the first image from which was released Monday. 

Based on Meg Wolitzer's novel and directed by Berlin Silver Bear winner Bjorn Runge (Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth), the film sees six-time Academy Award nominee Close as Joan Castleman, wife of one of America's preeminent novelists (played by Pryce) who is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. But after decades spent ignoring her own literary talents to focus on his, she finally decides that enough is enough.

Production on the project, which also stars Elizabeth McGovern (Downton »

- Alex Ritman

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First Look: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce Star in ‘The Wife’

30 January 2017 1:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first image has been released from movie “The Wife,” starring six-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close, whose work has ranged from “Guardians of the Galaxy” through to “Damages,” and Jonathan Pryce, best known for “Game of Thrones” and now starring in “Taboo” alongside Tom Hardy. Embankment Films will be selling the pic at Berlin.

Close plays the eponymous role of Joan Castleman, with Pryce as her Nobel prize-winning husband.

Joan Castleman “is married to one of those men who think they own the world… but has no idea how to take care of himself or anyone else,” according to a statement. “He is also one of America’s pre-eminent novelists, about to receive the Nobel Prize for literature; and the flawlessly gracious Joan, who has spent 40 years ignoring her own literary talents to fan the flames of his career, has decided she’s had enough.”

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- Leo Barraclough

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Downton Abbey Cast Has Sweet Reunion at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

29 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Downton Abbey cast is still as close as ever.

The cast had a mini reunion at the Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday night. Michelle Dockery, Elizabeth McGovern, Lesley Nicoli, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan and more posed together on the red carpet.

And while the show might have wrapped in 2015, the cast still makes sure to stay in touch.

“We bump into one another,” Logan said on People and Entertainment Weekly’s official live pre-show. “We did have a meetup recently. Some of us were all there — 30 of us. We had dinner.” 

• People and Entertainment Weekly are hosting the »

- Jodi Guglielmi

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