The new film for Line of Duty and Downton Abbey has received a first look as Netflix confirms its release date

The new film for Line of Duty and Downton Abbey has received a first look as Netflix confirms its re ...

Kelly Macdonald of Line of Duty, Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey, and George MacKay of I Came By are among the first-look photographs from the film.

This summer, the BAFTA-winning Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari neo-noir thriller is paired with classic Hitchcockian suspense to deliver something unforgettable to Netflix subscribers.

The movie premieres in select UK cinemas earlier that month on Friday, August 19. Ahead of its Wednesday, August 31 streaming date, however, the movie premieres in several channels.

"A pair of rebellious, young graffiti writers, Toby (MacKay) and Jay (Percelle Ascott, from The Innocents) regularly target the homes of the UK''s wealthy elite and ruling class," says a synopsis for the film.

"When Toby enters the residence of famous former high court judge Sir Hector Blake (Bonneville), he discovers a shocking truth that puts him on a journey he fears dear friends and enemies."

In other news, Scottish actress Macdonald discussed the possibility of returning to Line of Duty as DCI Joanne Davidson for a seventh season.

"I don''t think my character will be back, but I suppose it''s a possibility at some point," she said. "I have to say that Line of Duty for me was a terrible experience because of the COVID-19 epidemic.

"It was strange days and it feels like there''s life before COVID and life after, and Line of Duty was right at that point for me."

Don''t bet your house on it, then.

Line of Duty series 1-6 are available on BBC iPlayer, and DVD and Blu-ray devices are also available for purchase.