Angela Workman (“Bronte,” “War Bride”) will adapt Diane Ackerman’s acclaimed historical novel “The Zookeeper’s Wife” for Scion Films reports Variety.
The true story follows the harrowing plight of zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who, during the German invasion of Poland during World War II, turned the Warsaw zoo into a safe haven for persecuted Jews.
The Zabinskis kept hundreds of Jews hidden away in animal cages and inside their own private home, testing both their strength and will. No director or actors are currently attached.
Mike Tollin, Kim Zubick, Diane Miller-Levin, Robbie Rowe-Tollin, Jeff Abberley and Julia Blackman will produce.