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Jessica Chastain Begins Filming The Zookeeper’S Wife

19 October 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Production has begun in the Czech Republic on The Zookeeper’S Wife, adapted from Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book of the same name which was based on the diaries of Antonina Żabiński. Focus Features will release the film domestically; Universal Pictures International has distribution rights to the film in the U.K., France, Germany, Scandinavia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain stars in the title role, as Antonina Żabiński. The Zookeeper’S Wife director Niki Caro’s previous films include Whale Rider and North Country.

The Zookeeper’S Wife dramatizes a real-life story of heroism. The time is 1939. The place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Żabiński (portrayed by Ms. Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh, a European Film Award nominee for the Academy Award-nominated The Broken Circle Breakdown). The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their »

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