From Dreamgirl To Detective

“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” says The Hollywood Reporter.

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.

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.