THE Sony Pictures announced today (2), via deadline, that the adaptation of the book The Nightingale will arrive in American theaters in December.
The studio hitches a ride on the big hit adaptation Lovely Women and that earned Sony Pictures another 200 million dollars and 6 Oscar nominations.
The feature is directed by Melanie Laurent and is based on the book of Kristin Hannah with the same name launched in Brazil in 2015 by Editora Arqueiro with the title of The Nightingale.
Dana Stevens took care of the script.
Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning, sisters in real life, play the protagonist sisters in the film.
Elle will be Isabelle and Dakota will play Vianne.
Check out the synopsis:
France, 1939: In the small village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, who heads towards the front. She does not believe that the Nazis will invade the country, but hordes of soldiers on the march arrive, caravans of trucks and tanks, planes that darken the skies and drop bombs on innocent people.
When the country is taken, an officer of Hitler’s troops requisitions Vianne’s house, and she and her daughter are forced to live with the enemy or lose everything. Suddenly, all his movements are monitored and Vianne is forced to make impossible choices, one after the other, and collaborate with the invaders to keep her family alive.
Isabelle, Vianne’s sister, is a defiant girl who lives with the fury and passion typical of youth. While thousands of Parisians flee the terrors of war, she falls in love with a guerrilla and decides to join the Resistance, risking her life to save others and liberate her country.
Following the trajectory of these two great women and revealing a forgotten side of history, The Nightingale is a sensitive narrative that celebrates the human spirit and strength of women who have fought daily battles away from the forehead.
Separated by circumstances, divergent in their ideals and distanced by their experiences, the two sisters have a tortuous destiny in common: protecting those they love in the midst of the devastation of war – and perhaps paying an unimaginable price for their acts of heroism.
The Nightingale arrives in American theaters on December 25th.