Movie News: The No. 1 Film

HBO Premiere Date Announced

Mark your calendars, and set your DVRs! The two-hour pilot of the HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series, directed by Anthony Minghella, will premiere on March 29, 2009.

And the fun doesn't end there! Six additional weekly episodes will follow on Sunday nights, so be sure to tune in.

Visit the official HBO site at www.hbo.com/no1ladiesdetectiveagency/.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is coming soon to HBO!

HBO has teamed with the Weinstein Co., the BBC, and filmmakers Anthony Minghella and Richard Curtis for a drama series of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency."

The series stars actor and singer Jill Scott as Precious Ramotswe, Anika Noni Rose as Mma Makutsi, Ramotswe’s quirky secretary, and Lucien Msamati as Mr J L B Matikone, Ramotswe's love interest.

Minghella recently finished filming a two-hour pilot in Botswana, from a script he co-wrote with Curtis. The two began working on the project for the Weinstein Co. last year before HBO and the BBC came aboard. The movie aired on the BBC on March 24, 2008.

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