13 May 2021
Jenny Agutter set to resume her role from the original 1970 film, in this follow-up to the ever-popular classic British film.
Image Credit: STUDIOCANAL / THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (1970) ORIGINAL FILM
Studiocanal has announced the start of principal photography on The Railway Children Return, revealing that BAFTA & Emmy Award-winning Jenny Agutter will resume her role from the original The Railway Children. Expected to reach UK cinemas on April 1, 2022, BAFTA-winning Sheridan Smith, Academy Award nominee and BAFTA-winning Tom Courtenay and a new generation of Railway Children will star.
Shooting began on location in the UK on May 10. BAFTA-winning Director, Morgan Matthews (X+Y) is shooting in key locations from the original film to include Oakworth Station, Haworth, and The Bronte Parsonage. The Keighley and Worth Valley Railway from the original film will also feature.
Written by BAFTA-winning Danny Brocklehurst and produced by BAFTA and award-winning Jemma Rodgers for Studiocanal, the film is inspired by one of the most iconic British family films of all time. Expected to be an enchanting adventure for a new generation, the film hopes to bring a contemporary sensibility to a classic story, combining a British cast with stunning locations.
The Railway Children Return hopes to take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War II, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home.