Ever since 1911, young readers and adults alike have delighted in reading the classic fantasy novel The Secret Garden by author Frances Hodgson Burnett. As the subject of many stage and film adaptations, the story centers on a young and orphaned girl by the name of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), who after the tragic death of her British parents, is sent to live with her uncle in a strange and massive manor that houses many secrets. One day, while exploring the mysterious grounds of her new home, Mary discovers an enchanted garden that helps transform her broken heart into one that’s bursting with hope for a bright future.
The film introduces Dixie Egerickx as the curious Mary Lennox while Colin Firth stars as her uncle, Archibald Craven. Meanwhile, the chilling role of Mrs. Medlock will be played by Julie Walters, with Edan Hayhurst starring as Mary’s sickly cousin, Colin.
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx, Genius), 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 (Colin Firth – A Single Man, The King’s Speech) 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), 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 SECRET GARDEN will arrive in the United Kingdom on April 17, 2020, though the film has yet to land a release date in North America.
You can check out the stunning new poster for THE SECRET GARDEN below: