‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’: Filmmakers Say, Don’t Call It a ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Ripoff!

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era’: Filmmakers Say, Don’t Call It a ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Ripoff!
For the second feature film in the growing “Downton Abbey” universe, it’s quite literally a new era for the Granthams, thanks to the introduction of motion picture moviemaking on the grand estate itself. In director Simon Curtis’ “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” the family, led by Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery), opens the doors of the family home to a silent film production led by director Jack Barber (Hugh Dancy), in hopes of infusing the estate with some sizable cash. But trouble brews with the arrival of the talkies, leading to a cinema-centric plotline that might sound pretty familiar to fans of classic film.

The film’s screenwriter, series creator Julian Fellowes, told IndieWire that he wanted the film to feature significant shake-ups for the Downton residents and, considering that its events take place in 1928, it only made sense for film to be a focus. “I wanted very much to
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