The Babadook Director Gets a Release Date for New Movie The Nightingale

The Babadook Director Gets a Release Date for New Movie The Nightingale
One of the most divisive horror movies of the past decade has been writer-director Jennifer Kent's The Babadook starring Essie Davis and Noah Wiseman. Some love it. Some hate it. But either way, Kent firmly made our list of up-and-coming horror movie directors to keep a close eye on following her debut. And today we have word that IFC Films have acquired her follow-up film The Nightingale. The new period survival drama is all set to unleash upon the masses on August 2, 2019.

The old timey thriller follows a 21-year-old Irish convict in 1820s Tasmania, who is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins, having served her seven-year sentence. Hawkins refuses to release Clare, so Clare's husband, Aidan, retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. Unable to secure justice from the British authorities before Hawkins
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