Date: 4th March 2020

Mélanie Laurent To Direct Elle & Dakota Fanning In Sony's WWII Drama.

Real-life sisters Elle and Dakota Fanning will play on-screen sisters in the coming-of-age story, set on the eve of World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. The story was inspired by the courageous women of the French Resistance who helped downed Allied airmen escape Nazi-occupied territory and hid Jewish children.

Mélanie Laurent will direct from a script by Dana Stevens. Elizabeth Cantillon is producing through her production company The Cantillon Company. The two sisters will unite for the first time on-screen to play sisters. It will be based on Kristin Hannah’s worldwide bestseller of the same name.

The Nightingale has been published in 45 languages, and went on to sell 3.5 million copies in the U.S. alone and became a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller for a total of 114 weeks on the list.

Sony Pictures has set a Christmas Day release for the drama.

Source: Press Release