Who could ever forget “Downton Abbey” and its timeless cast of gorgeous Brits? No one, and that’s why Netflix is making a totally unrelated movie that manages to use an alarming amount of the show’s original cast.
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is just what you need if you’ve been missing the “Downton Abbey” residents. Despite the strange and hard to remember title, the movie is a period drama that features tons of dresses, corsets, and all the British romance you can muster. The film’s cast includes Lily James, Jessica Brown Findlay, Penelope Wilton and Matthew Goode, all of whom had prominent roles in the original series and who’ve since become very famous.
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Guernsey is based on a book written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. Set in 1946, it tells the story of a young London writer who exchanges a letter with a man who lives in the Nazi-occupied island of Guernsey. After reading the letter, the writer grows very interested in the island and decides to make a visit. She falls in love with the guy who sent her the letters because it’s World War II and the movie is a historical romance.
Even though the movie is meant to tug at the heartstrings of some of the biggest “Downton Abbey” fans, others are still anxiously awaiting for the movie adaptation of the TV show, which was announced in 2017. According to Vanity Fair, everything’s in place for the movie to start shooting. Despite the fact that the “Downton Abbey” cast is gigantic, most of the main actors have managed to make room in their busy schedules for the new film. The script was written by Julian Fellowes, the creator of the show, and it’ll be produced by Focus Features.
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Let’s hope “Downton Abbey” hits theaters or some sort of streaming service soon. In the meantime, you can check out The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on Netflix.