Frances Hodgson Burnett‘s classic novel, The Secret Garden will arrive in UK Cinemas This April. Today Studiocanal have released the film’s main UK Trailer.
The film marks the 1911 children’s novel latest big screen incarnation since 1993. The film is brought forward in time to a post world war two, on the eve of Partition in India.
The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), born to wealthy parents in India 1940’s. Returning 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.
A gorgeous looking trailer that pushes more of the fantasy element. Revealing a little more of the plot next to introducing more of the characters. A nice reminder that children’s films don’t always have to be all CGI and spandex heroes…
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 1oth April 2020.