The Zookeeper's Wife movie will be out on March 31, 2017. Based on Diane Ackerman’s gut-wrenching and powerful book by the same name, the movie version is led by Jessica Chastain in another superb performance as Antonina Zabinski. With her husband Jan (played by Johan Heldenbergh) they ran the Warsaw Zoo, and during the Nazi invasion turned it into a haven to hide hundreds of Jews during the course of the war.
The effort gets complicated when Nazi zoologist Lutz Heck (played by German actor Daniel Bruhl) arrives with orders to send some of the most prized animals to Germany. The relationship between Antonia and Lutz becomes tense as he falls for her, and engages sexually while she complies in order to try to keep the Jews safely hidden in the animal cages.
"Nazis, zoo animals and a remarkable true and uplifting story of one woman’s courage and resistance in sheltering 300 Polish Jews during World War II combine for a powerful, riveting and emotionally devastating story, The Zookeeper’s Wife", Pete Hammond, film reviewer at Deadline.