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In the sea of summer action flicks, a smaller, sweeter film is standing out. Well, its trailer is, anyway.
Though "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding" had a run at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and managed to secure distribution from IFC Films, no U.S. release date has been set, but we're already jonesing to save the date, because this British drama features the good taste of "Downton Abbey" with the perfect dash of edgy humor.
Oh, and there are some pretty awesome stars in it as well. Get More »
Elizabeth McGovern first got Hollywood's attention with star-making roles in "Ordinary People" and "Ragtime." She's currently part of the marvelous ensemble cast on "Downton Abbey" as American-born Lady Cora Crawley, wife of Robert, Earl of Grantham, and mother to three feisty young women.
In "Cheerful Weather for the Wedding," a Tribeca Film Festival narrative feature, McGovern has a similar and perhaps more thankless role as the sensible Mrs. Thatcham. Her daughter Dolly (Felicity Jones) spends the morning of her wedding swilling rum and weighing her future; and when her old paramour Joseph (Luke Treadaway) shows up, it's just another hitch in a chaotic day full of mischievous, cranky, or downright drunken relatives.
Read on for more from Lady Crawley herself on the state of modern love, motherhood, and the appearance of Shirley MacLaine in the third season of "Downton." Get More »