Don't worry, that Downton Abbey movie isn't "dead"

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From Digital Spy

It pains us to admit it but it seems as though the Downton Abbey movie is fast-becoming mythic in nature. It's been over six months since the big-screen spin-off was officially announced, but most of the cast seem to be in the dark. Uh-oh.

Fortunately, Phyllis Logan – who played housekeeper Mrs Hughes in the hit ITV series – has been quick to reassure fans that the movie isn't "dead in the water" just yet.

Sure, the film might still be alive – but only just by the sounds of things. Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Awards press tour, Phyllis revealed that a script is "floating around".

"I'm waiting for the call," she said (via TV Guide). "I think they're waiting until it's sort of finalised before any of us get a proper look at it."

Acknowledging the fans' appetite for a movie adaptation, she added: "I think if it was approached and dealt with in the right way, it could be really good. I'd just love to get back together with all the old gang and have one last hurrah."

Same, Phyllis.

Photo credit: Nick Briggs / ITV

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Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna Bates in the series, also appeared to throw cold water on the Downton film last year, admitting that things have "been tricky" for the cast.

"There has been a lot of goodwill from all of us, but logistically, it's a bit of a minefield. It's very difficult to get 22 actors together," she said.

We've only just forgiven you for spoiling our Christmas five years ago, guys. Don't break our hearts again!

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