'The Babadook' Director Jennifer Kent Returns With Vengeful Followup, 'The Nightingale'

Boasting all-star cast from ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.’

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Jennifer Kent, the mind behind the 2014 breakout hit The Babadook, is back with The Nightingale. While the upcoming project once again focuses on a mother, the Australian director draws up the horror in the form of human beings.

Set in Tasmania in 1825, The Nightingale follows the story of 21-year-old Irish girl Clare. After finishing her prison sentence of seven year, she and husband Aidan attempt to flee her abusive officer Lieutenant Hawkins in order to start a new life with their child. Things go extremely wrong to say the least, and Clare goes on a revenge-fueled hunt with the help of Billy, a young Aboriginal man who has his own score to settle with the same group of white men. As she exacts retribution against those who have hurt and humiliated her, the age-old concepts of racial maltreatment are gradually rolled out as a reflection of what we still see today. Her desire for vengeance eventually come with their own consequences, and Clare must face the ramifications.

The film stars an impressive cast with the likes of Aisling Franciosi (Lyanna Stark from Game of Thrones), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games) and Damon Herriman (Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).

The Nightingale hits theaters August 2. Watch the official trailer above.

In other entertainment news, John Wick 4 now has a confirmed release date.

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