'Downton Abbey's' Dan Stevens goes back to pre-war England in 'Summer in February'

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If you’re missing Cousin Matthew or Downton Abbey in general, you’re in luck: Dan Stevens is going back to pre-war England for the romance Summer in February. Tribeca Films plans to release the film on VOD on Jan. 7, just two days after a Matthew-less Downton premieres in the states.

The film tells the true story of Sir Alfred Munnings (Dominic Cooper), who rises from his working class roots to become one of Britain’s best painters. During his ascent, he also attracts the attention of the upper class Florence Carter-Wood (Emily Browning), creating a tragic love triangle with his aristocratic friend Gilbert (Dan Stevens).

“Christopher Menaul’s irresistible period piece, with an exceptional cast and set against the idyllic backdrop of Cornish pre-war England, reverberates with the delightful eccentricity of British romance,” Tribeca Film Chief Creative Officer Geoff Gilmore said in a statement. Check out the trailer below for the sweeping Jonathan Smith-scripted and Christopher Menaul-directed film below.

Summer in Febraury will also hit theaters on Jan. 17.

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