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‘Downton Abbey’ trailer has fans buzzing over royal visit

The royals are coming! The US and UK trailers for the film adaption of the hit TV series “Downton Abbey” dropped Tuesday and have already raked in more than 1.4 million views. Both teasers for the film, set in 1927, feature the Crawley family preparing Downton for a visit from the King and Queen. The British version, released by Universal Pictures UK’s account, has much more dialogue and a quicker pace. Meanwhile, the Focus Features trailer, ostensibly targeted at American audiences, has very little dialogue, plenty of meandering shots of fine furnishings — and teases a gay romance: Thomas Barrow (Rob James-Collier), is seen dancing and smooching another man. “Thomas Barrow might finally be getting some happiness and I’m ...