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'Bernie Gunther' Author Tapped to Pen 'Poison Kitchen' for Constantin

Author Philip Kerr Portrait - H 2012

The author is best known for his books featuring a German policeman named Bernie Gunther.

British author Philip Kerr has been tapped to pen the screenplay to The Poison Kitchen for Constantin Film.

Kerr is known for his thriller novels set in early 20th century Germany (March Violets, The Pale Criminal) as well as the creator of the popular kids book series Children of the Lamp.

His knowledge of German history was a strong suit in nabbing the gig as Kitchen is based on a chapter in Ron Rosenbaum’s best-selling 1998 book Explaining Hitler. Set in 1920’s Munich, Germany, the story tells of the rise of Nazism seen by journalists who tried to expose the party as criminals.

Robert Schwentke (Flight Plan) is attached to direct the project whle Constantin’s Robert Kulzer and Margo Klewans will produce. The company’s Martin Moszkowicz will exec produce.

Kerr is repped by CAA and A.P. Watt in the UK.