After winning the Oscar for Best Director, it’s no surprise that Michel Hazanavicius is planning to be involved in another award-worthy piece. Reports have come in that Michel is to take on an adaptation of the book IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS, written by Erik Larson.
If that wasn’t enough, Tom Hanks and Natalie Portman are already in the running for roles. If the plan was put into motion, Hanks would play William Dodd, a mild-mannered professor who is given the job of American ambassador to Hitler-controlled Germany, just before the start of World War II. Portman would play Hanks’ flamboyant daughter, Martha.
With the success of THE ARTIST – and the imagination and creativity seen so evidently in the film – I wouldn’t be surprised if this was nominated for a few awards when the time comes.