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STOP EVERYTHING: The Downton Abbey Film plot has been revealed

Break out your best pearls for this royal affair...

By Tina Burke
Downton Abbey's big-screen spin-off will hit our screens in September this year, with the highly anticipated film already reeling in fans with a few small teasers.
Set in the Autumn of 1927, the movie will pick up over a year and a half after the events shown in the series finale.
Last week, Downton Abbey released four new key art posters featuring Mary (Michelle Dockery), Edith (Laura Carmichael), Andy (Michael C. Fox), and Thomas (Rob James-Collier).
The posters show that an extravagant event is being held at Downton, with the tagline reading 'We've been expecting you.'
Mary (Michelle Dockery)
Andy (Michael C. Fox)
Edith (Laura Carmichael)
Thomas (Rob James-Collier)
Now, the first trailer for the Downton Abbey film has been unveiled at CinemaCon and it has FINALLY revealed the plot!
When debuting the trailer at CinemaCon, Focus chairman Peter Kujawski promised new visitors "who have a way of reigniting old dramas, stirring new passions and sparking old loves."
Thanks to the newly released teaser, fans know that the event our favourite characters are seen preparing for in the posters is actually a visit from the Royals.
Yes, King George V will be paying a visit to the house! And the illustrious occasion even calls for the return of our favourite butler, Mr. Carson (Jim Carter).
Mr. Carson returns!
Also returning for the film are Maggie Smith (Dowager Countess Violet Crawley), Hugh Bonneville (Robert Crawley), Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora Crawley), Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley), Brendan Coyle (John Bates), Kevin Doyle (Joseph Molesley), Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot), Douglas Reith (Richard Grey), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Sophie McShera (Daisy Mason), and Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore).
Fans scored another look at the film earlier this week, when Universal Pictures shared a family portrait of Anna and John Bates, with their son.
"They do say a mother's love is the strongest love there is," they captioned the image, quoting Anna.
The trailer is yet to be shared with us regular folk, but we can't wait for our first look at the royal visit. Consider our interest piqued, Downton Abbey.
The Downton Abbey film will premiere later this year, stay tuned for more updates!

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