Steven Spielberg has been tapped to direct the movie adaptation of The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara at Amblin Entertainment. The book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Kertzer, will be adapted for the screen by Tony Kushner.
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Set in 1858, the story 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.