New poster for The Book Thief

10 January 2014

Here's a brand new poster for The Book Thief, the forthcoming World War II drama.

An adatation of the novel by Australian author Markus Zusak, it stars Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson as foster parents to a plucky young girl learns during read amid the Nazi book burning in wartime Germany.

The official synopsis reads thus:

"Directed by Brian Percival (Downton Abbey), The Book Thief is based on the beloved international bestselling book and tells the story of Liesel (Sophie Nélisse), an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.  She learns to read with encouragement from her new family (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) and Max (Ben Schnetzer), a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs.  For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them.  The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of survival and of the resilience of the human spirit."

The Book Thief will be released to UK cinemas on 26th February, 2014, following a limited West End release.

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 16.21.44