A second trailer has been unveiled for the upcoming adaptation of The Secret Garden.
Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic 1910 novel, the new family film comes from the producer of Paddington and the Harry Potter movies.
The adult cast includes Colin Firth (Pride & Prejudice) and Julie Walters (Mamma Mia).
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne has updated the story from the Edwardian era to 1947, setting the movie shortly after World War 2, at the time of Partition in India.
Watch the new trailer:
The official synopsis reads: “The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), 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 (Colin Firth) at Misselthwaite Manor, a remote country estate deep in the Yorkshire moors, under the watchful eye of Mrs. Medlock (Julie Walters) and with only the household maid, Martha (Isis Davis) for company.
“Mary begins to uncover many family secrets, particularly after chancing upon her sickly cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst), 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) 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 will be released in cinemas on Friday 14th August in the UK and the US, having been pushed back from its original April release due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s original novel is available on Amazon.