Dreamgirls co-star Anika Noni Rose has joined Jill Scott in Anthony Minghella’s adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith’s novel The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.
Rose is set to play the role of Grace Makutsi, the secretary/assistant detective to Precious Ramotswe (Scott), who owns a Botswana-based detective agency run by women. Lucian Msamati also is set to play Ramotswe’s fiancee in the film.
“Agency” is being produced by the Weinstein Company and Mirage Productions, the production company run by Minghella and Sydney Pollack. Minghella is directing from a script he wrote with Richard Curtis.
It’s likely that a TV series based on “Agency” will follow the movie, but no deals are in place.