The Constant Gardener, movie makers have decided to make a new web series after 18 years after the previous film. The TV version has been described as a “post-pandemic” contemporary retelling of one of The Night Manager author’s (The Taboo) most popular novels. The Constant Gardener follows Justin Quayle, a British diplomat, and avid horticulturist who meets an Amnesty International activist in London called Tessa. After striking up a romance, they head on a journey that weaves together a brutal murder, government corruption, and corporate malfeasance in a plot that unravels across Kenya, the UK, and mainland Europe. “The Constant Gardener” is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on John le Carré’s 2001 novel of the same name. The story follows Justin Quayle, a British diplomat in Kenya, as he tries to solve the murder of his wife Tessa, an Amnesty activist, alternating with many flashbacks telling the story of their love.
The movie’s cast members were Ralph Fiennes (The Menu), Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Kounde, Donald Sumpter, Juliet Aubrey, Pete Postlethwaite, and lastly, Bill Night. The film was a box office success and earned four Oscar nominations and it won Best Supporting Actress for Rachel Weisz. The film’s worldwide gross was $82,466,670. The film is based on a real-life case in Kano, Nigeria which involves antibacterial testing by Pfizer on small children. And the title of the film derives from Justin’s gentle but diligent attention to his plants, a recurring background theme that informs his patience and persistence.
‘The Constant Gardener in a contemporary, post-pandemic context’
The Ink Factory Co-CEOs Simon Cornwell and Stephen Cornwell said: “It’s thrilling to be reinterpreting The Constant Gardener in a contemporary, post-pandemic context, and to be rooting the story in an authentic, modern Kenya with all of its richness, politics, and energy. Lydia’s bold, exciting but also lyrical approach to the adaptation tells a story that keeps the audience on the edge of its seat – intensely relevant in the modern world, and simply beautiful.”
A Most Wanted Man, while it is making a second season of Tom Hiddleston-starred The Night Manager for the BBC and Amazon Prime Video. Beyond le Carré, the Cornwell’s outfit is producing a Korean-language series adaptation of Un Su Kim’s The Plotters, a show based on Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept, and a further project based on C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills is Gold.