The Book Thief

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a modified formulation from on February 4, 2013
Follows a spirited young girl named Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) who witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while in the care of foster parents, played by Rush and Watson. The girl arrives with a stolen book and begins collecting other tomes, learning to read while her stepparents harbor a Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) under the stairs.
Set during WWII, centers on nine year old Liesel who is taken to live with a foster family in a German working-class neighborhood.

Production History as of

October 2013

July 2013

February 2013

Looking at a production start late February 2013 in Berlin.

February 2012

Fox 2000 optioned the young-adult novel in 2006; director now signed on for the pic. Production to begin this summer.