Closer to Screen: THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE

zookeepersThe Zookeeper’s Wife, (Norton, 2007) by Diane Ackerman is the true story about the director of the Warsaw Zoo during WWII, who, with his wife, managed to rescue over 300 Jews from the Nazis. Film rights were signed in 2011.

The adaptation is now moving forward, with actress Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) signed to star and Niki Caro to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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