We’re not sure there’s ever been a film better titled than The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society. Directed by Mike Newell and based on the best-selling novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, the film will see Lily James play a free-spirited journalist named Juliet Ashton, who forms a bond with the titular society and decides to write about the book club they formed during World War II, and the occupation of Guernsey.
This week, a brilliant trailer for the film has been released by StudioCanal, which you can now watch below:
James stars alongside the likes of Glen Powell, Matthew Goode, Jessica Brown Findlay and Katherine Parkinson in the movie, with Tom Courtenay and Penelope Wilton also starring. Thomas Bezucha and Don Roos adapted the story for a screenplay.
Having entered pre-production in January of last year, filming officially kicked off in March 2017, but strangely enough, the production wouldn’t take itself to the real island of Guernsey.
Downton Abbey fans will be excited to see a mini-reunion of sorts, with Findlay and Wilton working alongside Goode and James in the flick. Perhaps it will unwittingly be the first step in bringing a Downton Abbey film to the big screen!
For now though, we’re getting excited about this release. There’s no current US release date for the film just yet, but thanks to the popularity of the source material around the world, we imagine it will be headed stateside before too long.
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society comes to cinemas across the UK on April 20, 2018.