Cast & Credits:
Release Date: November 8, 2013 (limited)
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Brian Percival
Screenwriter: Michael Petroni
Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some violence and intense depiction of thematic material)
Official Website: http://TheBookThief.com
Set in the Germany of the 1930/40s, The Book Thief tells the story of none-year-old Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse) who is torn from her own family and adopted by another. Haunted by her past, she uses stolen books to escape from reality after her foster father (Geoffrey Rush) teaches her to read. All the while her stepparents harbor a Jewish refugee (Ben Schnetzer) under the stairs...
Based on the award-winning novel by Markus Zusak, Downton Abbey's Brian Percival directs the screenplay written by Michael Petroni, whose credits include the rather different The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader and Queen of the Damned.