STUDIOCANAL are thrilled to launch the official main trailer and poster for Heyday Films’ THE SECRET GARDEN, starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and introducing Dixie Egerickx, who plays beloved character Mary Lennox. THE SECRET GARDEN will be in cinemas from Good Friday 3rd April.
THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx – Genius, The Little Stranger), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents.
When they die suddenly, 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, Bridget Jones’s Baby) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (BAFTA-winner Julie Walters – Mary Poppins Returns, Harry Potter, Mamma Mia) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis – Guilt, Electric Dreams) for company.
Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst – Genius, There She Goes), who has been shut away in a wing of the house, and through her discovery of a wondrous garden, locked away and lost within the grounds of Misselthwaite.
While searching for Hector, a stray dog that led Mary to the garden walls, she befriends local boy Dickon (Amir Wilson – His Dark Materials, The Kid Who Would Be King) who, through the garden’s restorative powers, helps her to fix Hector’s injured leg.
Once brought together, these three damaged, slightly misfit children heal each other as they delve deeper into the mysteries of the garden – a magical place of adventure that will change their lives forever.
THE SECRET GARDEN is a new take on the timeless children’s novel of the same name 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 World War Two in Britain. BAFTA-winning Marc Munden (National Treasure, Utopia) directs this new adaptation, from a screenplay by multiple award-winning Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child).
David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise, Paddington 1& 2) and Rosie Alison (Paddington 1 &2) are producing and Jane Robertson (The Danish Girl, Bridget Jones’s Baby) is co-producing. STUDIOCANAL is releasing the film in its territories: UK, France, Germany, Australia & New Zealand, and has sold the film Worldwide.
The Secret Garden will be in UK cinemas from Friday April 3rd.