‘Downton’ star Dan Stevens joins cast of ‘The Call of the Wild’ movie

Dan Stevens will star in a new adaptation of The Call of the Wild.

Set in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, Jack London’s short adventure novel was first published in 1903.

The English actor, who played Matthew Crawley in the first three seasons of Downton Abbey, will appear alongside Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford, who is playing John Thornton, a prospector hunting for gold.

Directed by Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon), The Call of the Wild will be released in cinemas on 25 December 2019.

London’s story has previously been adapted as a silent film in 1923, a movie starring Clark Gable in 1935, and another movie in 1972 starring Charlton Heston.

The Downton Abbey movie begins filming soon and is expected to arrive in cinemas in early 2019.

Jack London’s original book is available on Amazon.