Studiocanal has announced the start of principal photography on the sequel for ‘The Railway Children’.

Titled ‘The Railway Children Return’, the sequel will see Jenny Agutter reprise her role from the original film. Sheridan Smith, Tom Courtenay & a new generation of Railway Children will star.

Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, the follow-up is said to be an enchanting adventure for a new generation bringing a contemporary sensibility to a classic story and combining the British cast with stunning locations. It will take audiences on an exciting and heart-warming journey, in which a group of children are evacuated to a Yorkshire village during World War 2, where they encounter a young soldier, who like them, is far away from home…

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Morgan Matthews will direct from a screenplay from Danny Brocklehurst. Jemma Rodgers will produce for STUDIOCANAL.

Shooting will take place in key locations from the original film to include Oakworth Station, Haworth, and The Bronte Parsonage. The iconic Keighley & Worth Valley Railway from the original film will also feature.

The film is due to open in UK cinemas April 1st, 2022.