Opening in the US early next month, Fox’s upcoming adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Book Thief, will be facing some very tough competition at the box office, opening opposite Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World.
The studio debuted the first trailer over the summer, giving a first look at the upcoming historical drama. And now the studio’s UK arm has released the domestic trailer for our shores, giving an even better look at what’s coming our way shortly – though, on our own shores, we’ve a few more months before it hits cinemas.
Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit.
Sophie Nélisse (Monsieur Lazhar) stars as the young Liesel, and she’s joined by a cast led by Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Joachim Paul Assböck, Sandra Nedeleff, and Hildegard Schroedter.
Emmy Award-winning director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) returns to the helm for his second feature, with Michael Petroni (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) adapting Markus Zusak’s original novel.
The Book Thief will be released in the US on November 8th, and will be arriving here much later with a 31st January, 2014 release date set for the UK.