Across six seasons of its original run, Downton Abbey - set in the wealthy Crawley family's country estate as it followed their intricate lives as well as those of the servants they employed at the turn of the 20th century - garnered a steady worldwide following and sustained critical acclaim.
Brian Percival ("The Book Thief"), who directed the original series' pilot, will direct the film.
Joanne Froggatt, who played lady's maid Anna Bates, tweeted a photograph of herself alongside fellow cast members Michelle Dockery (who played Lady Mary Crawley) and Dame Maggie Smith (who played Lady Crawley), writing: "Delighted to announce we're getting the band back together!" Fellowes will produce alongside Gareth Neame and Liz Trubridge. "Julian's script charms, thrills and entertains and in Brian Percival's hands we aim to deliver everything that one would hope for as "Downton' comes to the big screen". Series creator Julian Fellowes wrote the screenplay and will produce.
"Since the series ended, fans of Downton have always been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter", said Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski.
The movie will go into production later this summer at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England, the main filming location for the show. Launched in November to huge visitor attendance, rapturous fan feedback and extraordinary critical acclaim, the Exhibition showcases the enduring global appeal of Downton via a stunning recreation of the house, the fashion and the history of the era.
It received a special Bafta tribute in 2015 and won three Golden Globes, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards and 69 Emmy nominations. The show was showered with awards, from Emmys to BAFTAs to Golden Globes - some more deserved than others - but it was always a joy to watch, even when it was occasionally ridiculous (the less said about Patrick the mystery man in bandages or Matthew's unbelievable "I've been paralyzed but I can definitely suddenly stand and catch a falling woman" miracle the better).
The attacks underscored the fragility of Pakistan's dramatic improvement in security and raised fears ahead of the vote. Police had earlier said that more than 1000 people were in attendance at the rally.
For years the towers were known for their distinctive red colouring until anti-corrosive coatings were applied in the early 90s. Complex 17 will soon be home to a new tenant - Moon Express , a private company that plans to perform tests of a lunar lander.
It did determine one common denominator though - well water served out of coolers placed along the zip line course. The company said it wants to "make it right" for anyone who became sick and is offering full refunds.
AP reported that Clermont looked at her sister Shannon and mouthed "sorry" before crying as she waited in Manhattan federal court. The identity of the man hasn't been released but he reportedly overdosed on cocaine and fentanyl on February 1, 2017.
Johnson & Johnson has faced multiple trials in St Louis over ovarian cancer claims, losing four of the first five to go to trial. J&J's statement reiterated its contention that its talc is asbestos-free and promised to challenge the decision.
The stock of Barratt Developments plc (LON:BDEV) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 21. Barratt Developments intends to pay an ordinary dividend based on 2.5 times dividend cover.
His absence means Bardet's team is now down to seven riders with 17 more stages to be raced before the Tour's end on July 28. Movistar teammates Alejandro Valverde and Mikel Landa were 15th and 16th (:53), narrowly ahead of Froome.
Xinhua cited the Jiang'a ncounty government as saying the fire was put out this morning and the injured were in stable condition. In 2015, giant chemical blasts in a container storage facility killed at least 165 people in the northern port city of Tianjin.
Pogba urges France to avenge Euros defeat
We had the chance to win the final of the Euros, but we missed a wonderful thing and we must not let this chance pass. I came from - I wouldn't exactly say nothing - [but] obviously I had no trophies.
China claims Trump's trade actions make USA 'enemy to all'
Chinese leaders have stepped up efforts, so far without success, to recruit governments including Germany and France as allies. On Tuesday, the Trump administration slapped new 10 percent tariffs on 2-hundred billion dollars-worth of Chinese imports.
GLOW gets Emmy nomination love, no luck for WWE
This is the first time either of the stars have hosted the show, which is also being executive produced by Lorne Michaels . In the best drama series category, there's a decent chance the award goes to a show written by someone Jewish.