The Book Thief adds Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson
Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson have boarded an upcoming adaptation of Markus Zusak's novel The Book Thief.

The story centers on Liesel Meminger, a young girl that witnesses the horrors of Nazi Germany while in custody of her foster parents. The girl has a habit of stealing and becomes obsessed with acquiring books. Sophie Nélisse is playing the young girl, with Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson portraying her parents.

Brian Percival is directing from a script provided by Michael Petroni. Ken Blancato and Karen Rosenfelt are producing.

Production is slated to begin later this month in Berlin.