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Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson & Sophie Nelisse Cast in The Book Thief Film Adaptation

Fox 2000 has acquired the film rights to The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

Rumors have swirled that Downtown Abbey director Brian Percival would helm this movie project, but it has not been confirmed.

The movie studio has recruited Sophie Nelisse to play the title character of Liesel Meminger. Oscar-nominated actor Geoffrey Rush and War Horse actress Emily Watson will portray Liesel’s foster parents.

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‘War Horse’ Adaptation Gets Christmas Day Release

The film adaptation of Michael Morpurgo‘s War Horse will be released on Christmas Day, according to Deadline.

As we previously noted, Stephen Spielberg directed and the cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch and Emily Watson. War Horse has already spawned successful stage adaptations in London and New York City.

We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think? (via Shelf Awareness)