In the Garden of Beasts: Hanks to star, Hazanavicius to direct
- Tom Hanks is set to star in the dramatic thriller "In the Garden of Beasts", an adaptation of Eric Larson's book.
- Michel Hazanavicius ("The Artist") has signed on to direct.
- The story follows 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 but 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.
- Natalie Portman is in talks to co-star.
Thu September 13, 2012 | Source: Deadline