The Nightingale Movie

The Nightingale movie production status is currently Pre-Production

May 6, 2020 • Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script Film has not yet been shot. Delayed due to coronavirus pandemic. Release date delayed to 2021.

Who's Involved:

Michelle MacLaren, Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Cantillon, Dana Stevens

Release Date:


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

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

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Who's making The Nightingale: Crew List

A look at the The Nightingale behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michelle MacLaren last directed Population 436 and Cowboy Ninja Viking. The film's writer Dana Stevens last wrote Fatherhood and Safe Haven.


Dana Stevens


Elizabeth Cantillon

Production Companies

Watch: The Nightingale Trailers & Videos

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Production: What we know about The Nightingale?

Key Facts

  1. Based on novel by Kristin Hannah.

Filming Timeline

  1. May 2020: The film was in Pre-Production status.

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

  2. May 2017: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. July 2015: The film was in Development status.

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

  4. April 2015: The film was in 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 To Be Announced (TBA).

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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