Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Good news, ra

Alexander McCall Smith's book, The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, is being filmed by Anthony Minghella from a script he co-wrote with Richard Curtis.

It stars Jill Scott as Mma Ramotswe, Lucian Msamati as Mr J. L. B. Matekoni and Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi. Cast list.

The film will air on the BBC during Christmas 2007.

I feel the urge for a cup of red bush tea.


Trivia: This is the first motion picture filmed entirely in Botswana.

The film's producers have signed a 10 year lease for the area at the foot of Kgale Hill, Gaborone, where they have built the fictional shopping centre where Precious Ramotswe opens her storefront detective agency.


Links to the book author's site: http://www.alexandermccallsmith.co.uk/Pages/TheNo1Film.aspx