Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman gained the movie rights from Universal for Erik Larson's best-selling novel, In the Garden of Beasts. It is to be produced by their company, Playtone, which the two created in 1996 creating hits such as The Green Mile and Catch Me If You Can. Being no stranger to historical dramas, there is talk that Hanks may take the starring roll as well.
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is a story about pre-W.W. II Nazi Germany told through William Dodd, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, and his socialite daughter in 1933. Larson's book was published in May 2011 and quickly became critically acclaimed. Posted 11.30.11 by reelz