Colin Firth and Julie Walters have been added to the cast of The Secret Garden. The shooting for the film, based on the eponymous children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, will begin Monday in the United Kingdom.
The classic story about the ten year old Mary Lennox was in the past already several times filmed. Perhaps the best known version came in 1993, when under the direction of Agnieszka Holland. This time is the direction in the hands of the Brit, Marc Munden, known as a director of tv series National Treasure.
“I think it’s great that Marc Munden imaginative vision in this beautiful for young readers can handle,” says producer David Heyman to Variety. “It’s also great that Colin Firth and Julie Walters play,” said Heyman.
Except for Firth and Walters play, among others, Dixie Egerickx, los angeles area Hayhurst and Amir Wilson a role in The Secret Garden.