‘Downton Abbey’ stars’ World War 2 movie heading straight to Netflix in US

Netflix has snapped up the American rights for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Based on Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer’s 2008 historical novel, the movie was released in cinemas in the UK last month.

In the US, however, it’ll be released straight onto Netflix later this summer.

The cast of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society includes four former stars of Downton Abbey – Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil), Lily James (Lady Rose), Matthew Goode (Henry Talbot) and Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley) – alongside Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and Tom Courtenay (Little Dorrit).

Watch the trailer:

Lily James plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in World War 2.

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The Downton Abbey movie is expected to begin filming this summer.