Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain) will next direct an adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith’s bestselling series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” about a female gumshoe in South Africa, reports Production Weekly.
Written by Richard Curtis and Minghella, The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is located in Gaborone, Botswana and consists of one woman – the engaging Precious Ramotswe. This unlikely heroine specializes in missing husbands, wayward daughters, con men and impostors. When she sets out on the trail of a missing child, she is tumbled headlong into some strange situations and not a little danger.
The project is eyeing a May production start in Botswana, Africa.