Joe Wright to direct 'In the Garden of Beasts' adaptation

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2019, 06.29 PM(IST)

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Eik Larson's book tells the true tale of William Dodd, the reluctant and mild-mannered US ambassador to Germany in 1933, and his daughter Martha, a vivacious socialite. 

Director Joe Wright is set to direct an adaptation of World War 2 drama ‘In the Garden of Beasts’. It will be produced by StudioCanal and Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions. 

The book tells the true tale of William Dodd, the reluctant and mild-mannered US ambassador to Germany in 1933, and his daughter Martha, a vivacious socialite who had romantic affairs with a Gestapo official and a Soviet spy. Dodd and his family at first naively navigated life in Nazi Germany but they slowly gained awareness of the brutality around them.

Erik Larson's nonfiction best-seller was earlier optioned for Hanks and Gary Goetzman to produce via the duo’s Playtone banner. 

Joe is also known for his adaptations of ‘Atonement’, ‘Pride & Prejudice’ and ‘Anna Karenina’.