Now playing in theaters is director Brian Percival’s (Downton Abbey) fantastic adaptation of Markus Zusak’s novel The Book Thief. The story is about a young girl (Sophie Nélisse) who is sent to live with foster parents (Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson) in Nazi Germany after losing her family, and uses her love of reading as a way to rebel against the rise of Nazism. It’s an extremely well done movie and something you should make an effort to see. For more on the film, watch the trailer.
At the New York City press day, I spoke to Rush, Watson and Nélisse. They talked about what it was like to work on such a powerful project, whether anything changed during production, the way they prepared for their roles, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse:
- What it’s like to work on a project like this? How death is part of the film and ordinary Germans.
- How much changed during production?
- Emily Watson talks about how she prepared for the role.