Newcomer Sophie Nélisse plays the title character, who steals and reads books to find solace
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for World War II drama “The Book Thief,” based on a novel of the same name by Markus Zusak.
Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson star as a married couple living in Nazi Germany who foster a young girl named Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) while also hiding a Jewish refuge in their basement.
Even though she can’t read, Liesel steals her first book before arriving at her new home and bonds with her new father over learning to read, then proceeds to share her love of literature with others in her community.
Adapted by screenwriter Michael Petroni and directed by Brian Percival, the drama lands in theaters on Nov. 15.
Watch the trailer:
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