The Book Thief Poster

The Book Thief is set to hit the big screen next year and the first poster for the film has been revealed.

The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Markus Zusak and sees Brian Percival in the director’s chair.

Percival has been behind TV series such as North & South and Downton Abbey, and this will be his first feature film since A Boy Called Dad.

The Book Thief Poster copy

Geoffrey Rush will lead the cast, as Emily Watson, Sophie Nelisse and Ben Schnetzer are also on board.

The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, 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 and Max, 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 is released 31st January 2014.