An official trailer for The Nightingale has been released by IFC Films. The movie is the latest from Jennifer Kent, who wrote and directed the 2014 horror hit The Babadook.
The Nightingale is a revenge tale starring Aisling Franciosi, who briefly played Lyanna Stark in the recently concluded Game of Thrones, and is set in early 1800s Australia. Sam Claflin, Baykali Ganambarr, Michael Sheasby, Damon Herriman, and Ewen Leslie also star.
Continue below for a synopsis and to check out the trailer.
Last night Brie Larson was reported to be in talks to play Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero film. The superhero studio has been casting some pretty high-profile names in the past, and a couple of Oscar-winning ones as well, so if they manage to sign Larson on it just be another excellent casting notch on their belt. The actress suddenly shot to the front of the line stepping ahead of favorites like Emily Blunt and Rebecca Ferguson.
Now there are reports that Marvel has already set their sights on a director for the film. Jennifer Kent (The Babadook) and Niki Caro (MarFarland, USA) are reportedly in the running for the job. More on the story below.
The Babadook Blu-ray (Special Edition) | DVD
Director: Jennifer Kent
Screenwriter: Jennifer Kent
Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear IFC Films | Scream Factory
Rated R | 94 Minutes
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Written and directed by Jennifer Kent, The Babadook is an Australian horror film about a mother and son (Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman) who are tormented by a supernatural creature.
After her husband’s tragic death, Amelia (Davis) is left to raise her son Samuel (Wiseman) alone. Sam begins displaying erratic behavior, building weapons to fight an imaginary monster. When Sam’s behavior worsens, Amelia is forced to take him out of school.
One night, Sam asks his mother to read from a disturbing pop-up storybook he finds on his shelf. The story, Mister Babadook, is about a boogeyman whose arrival is heralded by three sharp knocks. Once someone is made aware of its existence, the monster torments that person indefinitely.