Miramax Films has bought up Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

The film follows a German family living in the town of Auschwitz based on John Boyne's tome; Vera Farmiga will star. Boyne's novel, published last year, revolves around a German family that relocates to the town of Auschwitz after the father takes a posting ordered by Hitler himself, with an unlikely friendship developing between two boys living on opposite sides of the concentration camp fence.