By Bubba Craner | Image property of Focus Features
The Constant Gardener
From the director of City of God, Fernando
Meirelles, comes the John Le Carre adaptation of The Constant Gardener,
written by Jeffrey Caine.
Scheduled for an August 26, 2005 release, the stars of this film are Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Hutson, Bill Nighy and Hubert Kounde. Focus Features, the art house of Warner Bros., is the production house for this film.
Constant Gardener: Will It Out Do Jack Ryan
In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter to them. They could not be more wrong.
Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined.
Meirelles received an Academy-Award nomination
fro his work in City of God, and Le Carre is superb in writing
suspense novels; right from the start this film has grand expectations.
The Constant Gardener should be a big-time political thriller and
major box-office hit.
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And for those of you who donít know, or havenít figured it out, Jack Ryan was played by Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and Clear And Present Danger.