Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
0

Movies News

'Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens to star in 'Swallows and Amazons' film

By
Dan Stevens has reportedly signed up to star in a new adaptation of Swallows and Amazons.

The former Downton Abbey star will appear as James Turner - also known as Captain Flint - in the new production, reports The Sun.

Dan Stevens, 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, New York

© Henry Lamb/Photowire/BEI/Rex Features

Dan Stevens shows off new look in New York



Producer Nick Barton's project - a collaboration with Harbour Pictures and BBC Films - will start filming in the UK this summer.

Arthur Ransome's classic children's novel follows the lives of the Walker and Blackett children one summer. The last film version was released in 1974, while Neil Hannon produced a musical version in 2010.

Barton said: "We have gone right back to the original books. The reason I wanted to do this film was that I read all of the books when I was a child and loved them."

The original 1930 novel is centred around the group of children and their adventures, including pirates and exploring fantastical islands.

Dan Stevens recently showed off his new slimmed-down look at a New York party. He reportedly lost weight to star in upcoming movie A Walk Among the Tombstones based on the novel by Lawrence Block alongside Liam Neeson and Boyd Holbrook.

The star recently appeared on Broadway in The Heiress with Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain.

You May Like

Comments

Loading...