Dakota Blue Richards stars as a young orphan sent to live with her uncle in a mysterious and crumbling old manor where she discovers her destiny to right the wrongs committed by her ancestors, a fate inexorably intertwined with The Secret of Moonacre. 1842. When 13-year-old Maria Merryweather (Richards, The Golden Compass) arrives at the Moonacre Manor to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin (Ioan Gruffudd, Fantastic Four films), she finds a magical estate filled with secrets, mystery and magical animals. She also comes to understand the role she was born to play in saving the family she has never known and the magical valley she has just discovered. Maria is the Moon Princess, and she has only until the next full moon to uncover the secret that can undo an ancient curse placed on her family for its past misdeeds. But to succeed, to save Moonacre Valle and to find the love of a family she has never known, Maria must learn to overcome her stubborn pride.
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