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What do you do when the whole movie-going world only remembers you as 'that British guy from Downton Abbey'?

Well, if you're Dan Stevens, you go off and make a whole bunch of dark, complex and interesting movies. The actor has already finished work on the Liam Neeson-starring crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones and the ever-excellent Thomas McCarthy's comedy drama The Cobbler, and now his potentially star-making 2014 looks to have a starring role cherry on top in the form of The Guest.

A surprisingly brutal-seeming independent actioner, the movie has recently found itself in the possession of a shiny new trailer, which shows off what looks to be an intriguingly taut thriller:

Which is obviously good news for Stevens, who clearly decided that a lifetime of Hugh Grant-esque roles wasn't for him, before diving headfirst into a world of grit and American accents.

And, with luck, good news for us all too, since The Guest actually looks pretty darned great - and has been picking up a whole lot of festival buzz.

[The Guest](movie:997887) is set for release September 17, 2014 - irrespective of what the Dowager Countess of Grantham thinks.


What do you guys think? The Guest look worth inviting in to you?

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