Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trailer for The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Will there ever be a Downton Abbey movie? Who knows but in this long titled movie we get a reunion of sorts with five main characters being played by Downton Abbey alumni.

Based on a best selling novel, the story here is about a young, struggling writer in 1946 who decides to write about the residents of Guernsey and their experiences while under German occupation during most of WWII. I think it all looks fantastic. You've got the historical drama of the war, an obvious dash of romance and an over arching theme of how the love of literature tends to bring people together. The actual potato peel pie however seems to be an issue of contention.

Starring Lilly James, Jessica Brown Findlay (we will never forget you Sybil), Matthew Goode and so many other examples of great British acting, Guernsey (I think the studio has decided to shorten the title) premiers in the UK on April 19th with a wider release date to be announced.