In the Garden of Beasts

Movie information

Release Date: to be announced

Production Companies:
Universal Pictures

Status: In Development

Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman (?)

Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Script: Book Adaptation

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Period
About the film:
The film will tell the story of William Dodd, a mild mannered Chicago professor who became America's first ambassador to Germany before the Nazis began to assert an iron grip across Europe. At first, his family embraces the vibrant scene in Berlin, and his young daughter Martha in particular falls hard for the seduction and engages in a series of affairs with the handsome men of the Third Reich and even the first chief of the Gestapo. Soon enough, the ambassador gets reports of violence against Jews and even though his dispatches to the State Department are met with indifference, he continues to be concerned with the growing press censorship and the passage of shocking laws. It leads to the gradual realization of the horrific genocide that Hitler actually has planned for Europe and the world.

Project Timeline:
Sep. 13, 2012: Project announced. Director: Michel Hazanavicius, Cast: Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman (in talks), Distributor: Universal Pictures

Related links:
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin - The Book

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