Magazine article Screen International

Bron Boards 'The Babadook' Follow-Up 'The Nightingale'

Magazine article Screen International

Bron Boards 'The Babadook' Follow-Up 'The Nightingale'

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Aaron L. Gilbert's Vancouver and Los Angeles-based company has boarded its latest high profile project and will co-finance and serve as executive producer on The Nightingale.

Jennifer Kent (pictured) wrote and will direct the follow-up to her critically-lauded The Babadook with production scheduled to begin this month in Tasmania.

Set in Tasmania in 1825, the story centres on a young Irish convict who enlists the help of an Aboriginal tracker and heads into the wilderness to avenge the death of her husband and baby at the hands of a soldier and his cronies.

Aisling Franciosi and Sam Claflin star along with Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie, Harry Greenwood, Aboriginal Djuki Mala dancer Baykali Ganambarr, and East Arnhem Land indigenous model Magnolia Maymuru.

In its first production, Made Up Stories will produce with Kent's Causeway Films and is also co-financing, with major production investment from Screen Australia and in association with Screen Tasmania and the South Australian Film Corporation. …

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