One of the most-loved classic stories for the children, ‘The Secret Garden,’ is returning once again after already been adapted three times for a film, that is, in 1911, 1949. However, the 1993 version of the movie that stars Dame Maggie Smith is the most famous one till date. By this article, we will make you acquainted with the details of the film, including its cast and storyline. So without wasting time, let’s start exploring.
The film is produced by David Heyman and Rosie Alison under the production label of StudioCanal and Heyday Films. The screenplay of the movie has been written by Jack Thorne, while the distribution has been done by STXfilms in the United States and by StudioCanal in the United Kingdom.
The Secret Garden update
The theatre release of The Secret Garden that was scheduled to be made on April 3, 2020, has now been postponed, following other movies including Fast and Furious 9, Mulan, No Time To Die and A Quiet Place 2, who have also postponed the movie premiere due to the Coronavirus pandemic, engulfing the world at the time being. Now, it has been announced that The Secret Garden will be releasing on August 14, 2020, in the United Kingdom.
The Secret Garden Trailer
Here is the official trailer of 2020’s ‘The Secret Garden.’ You can take a sneak peek at it in order to analyze the movie.
The Secret Garden Cast
The official casting of the movie includes Dixie Egerickx as Mary Lennox, in the lead role, who has previously worked in the movie, ‘The Little Stranger’ as well on the TV series, named ‘Patrick Melrose.’ Julie Walters as Mrs. Medlock, Colin Firth as Archibald Craven, Edan Hayhurst as Colin, Isis Davis as Martha, Maeve Dermody as Alice and Amir Wilson as Dickon, Sonia Goswami as Aayah, Anne Lace as Mrs. Pitcher, Jemma Powell as Grace Craven and Billy Jenkins as Young Archibald in lead roles are also important members of the cast. Other notable names of The Secret Garden are— Tommy Gene Surridge, Albert Giannitelli, Abdul Hakim Joy, Jackson Kai, Chloe Stannage, and Paul Dean-Kelly.
The Secret Garden Storyline
The show is directed by Marc Munden, the upcoming British drama movie, ‘The Secret Garden,’ inspired by Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel of 1911, which bears the same name. Set at the turn of the 20th century, the story revolves around Mary Lennox, a young girl, who, after losing her parents during a cholera outbreak, suffers from illness and is bound to move to Yorkshire in order to reside with Archibald Craven, who is her uncle, been taken care of, by the maids of the family, Martha Sowerby, and Mrs. Medlock. She comes across a hidden walled garden while spending her time there, and begins her healing process, meanwhile altering the deserted area, once again into a pastoral garden.
The main difference between the novel and the movie lies in their setting. Although the novel was arranged in the Edwardian era, the movie will shift its focus to post World War II Britain.