Seemingly arriving in UK cinemas in time for Downton Abbey this weekend is the first look at director Marc Munden and producer David Heyman’s adaptation of the Frances Hodgson Burnett classic The Secret Garden. The teaser trailer for the film has been rated today by the UK’s BBFC, and we expect it online by the end of the week (unless UK distributor Studiocanal is willing to risk bootleg recordings…) As always, we will have more info here when it arrives.

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THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox, 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, 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, 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.

Starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx and Edan Hayhurst, the film is released April 17 in the UK, with a US date to be announced.

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