Michelle, who has played Lady Mary Crawley in the period drama TV series since 2010, will hit the big screen in what is described as a “tale of forgotten youth, love, and second chances”.
Michelle Dockery (Richard Shotwell/Invision)
Jim plays divorced retiree Tony Webster, who comes into possession of a diary which forces him to re-evaluate his memories of a friendship and a relationship from long ago.
Jim Broadbent (Anthony Devlin/PA)
The screenplay is by Nick Payne and the film will be directed by Ritesh Batra.
David Thompson of Origin Pictures said: “We are really excited about making this film, based on Julian Barnes’ remarkable book.
“We feel very lucky to have such a combination of talents which has attracted such a striking cast.”