StudioCanal has released a poster and trailer for director Morgan Matthews’ upcoming sequel The Railway Children Return. Picking up almost 40 years after the original 1970 film, the drama follows a group of children as they are evacuated during World War II to Oakworth, a small village in Yorkshire; take a look here…
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN RETURN is an enchanting, moving and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily (Beau Gadsdon), Pattie (Eden Hamilton) and Ted (Zac Cudby) Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas (Austin Haynes), and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe (KJ Aikens) hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
The Railway Children Return features a cast that includes Sheridan Smith, Jenny Agutter, Tom Courtenay, John Bradley, Beau Gadsdon, KJ Aikens, Eden Hamilton, Austin Haynes and Zac Cudby.
The Railway Children Return arrives in UK cinemas on July 15th.