Studiocanal have released the First UK Trailer for the Children’s Literature classic The Secret Garden. Ready to unlock your imagination?
The film is a new take on the classic children’s novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, brought forward to a new time period in 1947 England, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WW2 in Britain.
The film tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), born to wealthy parents in India 1940’s. She returns to the UK when her parents suddenly die. She’s sent to live with her Uncle Archibald (Colin Firth), where she begins to uncover family secrets and wonderful secret garden.
With so many remakes, unnecessary sequel/prequels, nice to see a children’s literature classic getting another chance. With Harry Potter/Paddington helmer David Heyman onboard, we might get something that captures the magic of those two fantastic franchises.
THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx, Genius, The Little Stranger and A Royal Winter), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they suddenly die, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven (Academy Award® and BAFTA-winner Colin Firth – A Single Man, The King’s Speech, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Bridget Jones’s Baby) on his remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors. There, she begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after meeting her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – Genius, There She Goes), who has been shut away in a wing of the house. Together, these two damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other through their discovery of a wondrous secret garden, lost in the grounds of Misselthwaite Manor. A magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
The film also stars Julie Walters, Amir Wilson, alongside Isis Davis. Maeve Dermody, Jemma Powell,Sonia Goswami, and Edan Hayhurst also star.
Unlock that imagination, when The Secret Garden is released in the UK and Ireland on 17th April 2020.Powered by Sidelines