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Dan Stevens to star in 'Swallows and Amazons' film Published Thursday, Apr 4 2013, 4:57am EDT |DIGITAL SPY

Dan Stevens has reportedly signed up to star in a new adaptation of Swallows and Amazons.

The former Downton Abbey star will appear as James Turner - also known as Captain Flint - in the new production, reports The Sun.

Producer Nick Barton's project - a collaboration with Harbour Pictures and BBC Films - will start filming in the UK this summer.

Arthur Ransome's classic children's novel follows the lives of the Walker and Blackett children one summer. The last film version was released in 1974, while Neil Hannon produced a musical version in 2010.

Barton said: "We have gone right back to the original books. The reason I wanted to do this film was that I read all of the books when I was a child and loved them."

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