Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain is attached to lead in the film adaptation of the World War II drama The Zookeeper’s Wife, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The novel, written by Diane Ackerman, is the true story of Warsaw zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski. The couple saved hundreds of Jews during the Nazi invasion of Warsaw.
Niki Caro has signed on to direct the film adapted for the screen by Angela Workman. According to the report, Panorama Films is financing and producing the project and hopes to sell at this year’s Cannes Film Festival market.