Posted on 09/20/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Heather Morris’s bestselling novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, is headed to the small screen.

British producer Synchronicity Films secured the rights to adapt the book into a “high-end” drama series, according to Deadline.

Synchronicity hopes to launch the series in January 2020, which would coincide with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a novel, but tells the true story of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew whose language skills land him the job of tattooing fellow prisoners at Auschwitz.

During the 2.5 years he spends at Auschwitz, Sokolovof course witnesses both the incredible bravery and unspeakable horrors that humans exhibit toward one another.

But he also falls in love with Gita, another prisoner, and vows to survive and to marry her.

Morris actually met Sokolov in 2003, and after they struck up a friendship, he gradually shared his story with her. She first wrote it as a screenplay, then adapted it into her debut novel.

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