Gael García Bernal is hittin’ the book(s)…
The 41-year-old Mexican actor and producer will star in People of the Book, a film that Good Films Collective has put together, based on the New York Times bestseller from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks.
Garcia Bernal will star opposite Nazanin Boniadi and Jason Isaacs will star in the film, which tells the moving history behind the creation of the Sarajevo Haggadah— an illuminated manuscript that contains the illustrated traditional text of the Passover Haggadah which accompanies the Passover Seder.
It originated in Barcelona in 1350, and the film will tell the journey taken by people from different cultures and religions who risked their lives to save it.
The film will be helmed by Academy Award winner Danis Tanovic and is written by Petter Skavlan.