STXfilms will release StudioCanal and Heyday Film’s The Secret Garden movie, starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx, on PVOD on August 7 on all transactional platforms in North America at the suggested retail price of $19.99.
Produced by David Heyman (Harry Potter franchise, Paddington 1 & 2) and Rosie Alison (Paddington 1 & 2) with Jane Robertson (The Danish Girl, Bridget Jones’s Baby) co-producing, The Secret Garden is a new take on the beloved classic novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
Award-winning director Marc Munden directed the script, which was adapted for the screen by award-winning screenwriter Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and The Cursed Child).
The Secret Garden movie tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx, Genius, The Little Stranger and A Royal Winter), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents.
When her parents suddenly die, 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, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Bridget Jones’s Baby) 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, There She Goes), 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.
Academy Award nominated and BAFTA-winning Julie Walters (Paddington 1 & 2, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool) plays Mrs. Medlock, the head housekeeper at Misselthwaite, with Amir Wilson (The Kid Who Would Be King) joining the stellar cast as Dickon, alongside Isis Davis (Guilt, Electric Dreams) as Martha.
The book is officially described as follows: “After losing her parents, young Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in her uncle’s gloomy mansion on the wild English moors. She is lonely and has no one to play with, but one day she learns of a secret garden somewhere in the grounds that no one is allowed to enter.
“Then Mary uncovers an old key in a flowerbed – and a gust of magic leads her to the hidden door. Slowly she turns the key and enters a world she could never have imagined.”