The Nightingale Movie

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The Nightingale movie production status is currently Pre-Production

January 15, 2023 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script

Who's Involved:

Dakota Fanning, Elle Fanning, Melanie Laurent, Dana Stevens, Elizabeth Cantillon

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strong violent and disturbing content including rape, language throughout, and brief sexuality
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Two sisters live in France at the beginning of World War II. The older sister, Vianne Mauriac, says goodbye to her husband, who's heading off to fight in the war. She and her daughter become prisoners in their own home after it's requisitioned by German forces, and Vianne is faced with making impossible choices to save her family. Her younger sister, Isabelle, is an 18-year-old girl who falls for a young man who eventually betrays her. She then joins the Resistance and begins risking her life to save others.

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Who stars in The Nightingale: Cast List

The Equalizer 3, The Watchers  

Maleficent, The Boxtrolls  

Who's making The Nightingale: Crew List

A look at the The Nightingale behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Melanie Laurent last directed The Mad Women’s Ball and Tomorrow. The film's writer Dana Stevens last wrote The Woman King and Fatherhood.


Dana Stevens


Elizabeth Cantillon

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Production: What we know about The Nightingale?

Key Facts

  1. Based on novel by Kristin Hannah.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - January: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  2. 2020 - May: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Film has not yet been shot. Delayed due to coronavirus pandemic. Release date delayed to 2021.

  3. 2017 - May: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  4. 2015 - July: The film was set to Development  status.

    Ann Peacock (Chronicle Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe) is on-board to write the script.

  5. 2015 - April: The film was set to Announced  status.

    TriStar Pictures has preemptively optioned the hot best-selling novel The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

The Nightingale Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The Nightingale is coming out as a Nationwide release To Be Announced (TBA). There are 9,450 other movies coming out on the same date, including The Six Billion Dollar Man, The Rosie Project and Coyote vs. Acme.

Q&A Asked about The Nightingale

Dec. 27, 2019
Is this the movie based on Kristin Hannah’s book, “The Nightingale?”
Jun. 2, 2020
Who is narrating The Nightingale?

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