March 26, 2017  

Golden Globe Winner 'Downton Abbey' Could Get Hollywood Big Screen Treatment

January 19, 2012 (3:12 am) GMT
Julian Fellowes, the creator of the British period drama series, has reportedly chatted with various directors and producers about his interest to adapt the TV show into a feature film.
Golden Globe Winner 'Downton Abbey' Could Get Hollywood Big Screen Treatment

After winning the Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television prize at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards, "" might soon be adapted into a Hollywood movie. During the after party of the prestigious awards, the creator of the British TV show, Julian Fellowes, has reportedly gushed about his interest to make a feature film based on the mini-series.

"Julian was chatting with various film directors and movie executives about the show and the possibility it would make a fantastic feature film," said a source to The Sun. " and were also seen chatting and congratulating him."

The source added, "He was very much flying the flag for British TV. They were all chatting about how much of a success the film version would be. Julian was explaining he would have to give the idea a lot of thought and that lots of people have already asked him about film rights."

As for a storyline of the possible movie, multiple insiders told the paper that it will likely "deal with a single event that engulfs the Abbey and its character that won't detract the ongoing TV narrative."

"Downton Abbey" is a British period drama series that is set in the fictional estate of Downton Abbey in North Yorkshire, and features an ensemble cast. The show became popular in the U.S. since it started airing on PBS as part of the Masterpiece slot.

As for Julian Fellowes, the screenwriter/director is acknowledged in Hollywood for his works in several movies, including 2001's "Gosford Park" that made him the Oscar winner for Best Writing, Original Screenplay. He also wrote such films as 2004's "" and 2010's "".

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Katy Perry Teases New KP4 Song 'Witness'
  2. J.Lo and Alex Rodriguez Are Head Over Heels for Each Other
  3. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Attend Funeral for His Nephew
  4. Ed Sheeran Forgets Lyrics During Live Performance
  5. Watch Second Trailer for 'Justice League'
  6. Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
  7. Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
  8. 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby