deadline.com EXCLUSIVE: Fox 2000 has set Downton Abbey helmer Brian Percival to direct The Book Thief, the Michael Petroni-scripted adaptation of the Marcus Zusak novel that has ben on the Children’s Chapter Paparback New York Times bestseller list for 228 weeks. Twilight Saga’s Karen Rosenfelt is producing, and a summer production start is being eyed.
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The Book Thief Synopsis and Credits

Based on the beloved bestselling book, THE BOOK THIEF is narrated by Death and set in Nazi Germany - a place and time when, as the narrator notes, he was extremely busy. Under the watchful eye and caustic musings of Death, a young girl named Liesel embarks upon a journey marked by discovery, courage, friendship - and the power to triumph over the most daunting obstacles.

"The Book Thief" stars Emily Watson, Geoffrey Rush, and Sophie Nélisse.

Directed by Brian Percival.
Written by Michael Petroni.
Produced by Karen Rosenfelt.
Production company/distributor: 20th Century Fox.

Release Date: November 08, 2013

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