The long-anticipated movie adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s much loved novel The Nightingale is finally getting its movie adaptation release to the baited breath of fans worldwide. The novel is a multi-million No. 1 bestseller, having sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide and so there is widespread hype and building anticipation for this movie release. The book has been adapted for the big screen by Dana Stevens (“Safe Haven,” “City of Angels”).
The film will star real-life sisters Dakota Fanning (as Vianne Mauriac) and Elle Fanning (as Isabelle Rossignol) and is directed by Mélanie Laurent (star of Inglorious Basterds) and produced by Elizabeth Cantillon. The novel centres around the two sisters who struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France in World War II. It was inspired by the story of a Belgian woman, Andrée de Jongh, who helped downed Allied pilots to escape Nazi territory. Filming started in 2020 and in April 2021, Netflix and Disney signed a deal with Sony for the right to stream and broadcast the film, finally, on 23rd December 2022.