Steven Spielberg To Direct Adaptation Of “The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara”


Steven Spielberg

has been tapped to direct the movie adaptation of THE KIDNAPPING OF EDGARDO MORTARA at . The book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author , will be adapted for the screen by Lincoln scribe .

Set in 1858, the book follows a young Jewish boy in Bologna, Italy who was secretly baptized and taken from his family and raised as a Christian. The story will focus on his parents’ struggle to free their son which later becomes a political battle.

The Shindler’s List director is set to collaborate once again with Bridge of Spies Oscar winner , who will play Pope Pius IX in the film. Spielberg will also produce alongside and Kristie Macosko. Filming is expected to begin in early 2017.

Spielberg’s next film is The BFG, also starring Rylance, with Rebecca Hall and Bill Hader. The Academy Award-winning director has numerous films in including an upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One.

He is repped by and .


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