allAfrica.com: Botswana: Sleuth Heroine Creator Comes Visiting
During a talk in Gaborone, Africa, Alexander McCall Smith, the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agencymysteries set in Botswana, announced that a film version of the book is in pre-production. Smith, who was born in Zimbabwe, created the comic mystery series, featuring Precious Ramotswe as a woman with a knack for finding things out. The film will be a joint production between New African Media and Miramax with Anthony Minghella producing and Sydney Pollack directing.