Alexander McCall Smith's novel The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is being adapted for the screen by Anthony Minghella. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dreamgirls co-star Anika Noni Rose will be joining Jill Scott in the film.

Rose will play Grace Makutsi, the secretary/assistant detective to Jill Scott's Precious Ramotswe. Precious owns a Botswana-based detective agency run exclusively by women.

A TV series based on the film is also in the works, though nothing is set in stone at this time. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency starts shooting in the fall.

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