Sophie Nelisse Lands Lead in 'The Book Thief'

Sophie Nelisse Lands Lead in 'The Book Thief'

Sophie Nelisse has landed the lead role in the upcoming film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel “The Book Thief”!

According to THR, the young Canadian actress will play Liesel Meminger, a young girl who learns to read with stolen books and befriends a Jewish refugee whom her foster parents (Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson) are hiding under the stairs in Nazi Germany.

Production begins next month in Berlin, Germany. This will be Sophie‘s English-language debut. We’re so exited!

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