But he’s also a movie producer – and now you can see the latest film from his production company The Mazur Kaplan Company on Netflix.
Based on the bestselling novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and her niece Annie Barrows, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” debuts Aug. 10. Earlier in the week Kaplan, Barrows and friends celebrated with a screening at the Coral Gables Arts Cinema and a party at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the @netflix release of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”! The film was produced by our very own Mitchell Kaplan and is based on the much loved novel by Annie Barrows. Didn’t catch the film last night? Make sure to watch it online on Friday August 10 🎬📖 Photo courtesy of @ogleconnie #booksandbooks #guernsey #netflix
The film, about a writer (played by Lily James) who uncovers secrets on the island of Guernsey after World War II, is the second from Mazur Kaplan. The first was “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” about Charles Dickens and the writing of “A Christmas Carol,” based on a nonfiction book by Miami’s Les Standiford.
“Guernsey” should find a big audience on Netflix. Miami.com got a sneak peek, and we’re giving it two thumbs up. But don’t worry, readers. Kaplan isn’t giving up the book biz any time soon (he even said so at the premiere, to the applause of the crowd). A Coconut Grove branch of Books & Books opened earlier this summer, and Miami Book Fair runs Nov. 11-18 at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.