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.