HBO Films has acquired Nightingale starring David Oyelowo (Selma) for a May 29 premiere. Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, Nightingale is a single-character drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind, as a war veteran begins to unravel thread by thread. The searing story of solitude and isolation offers a poignant look at how life has failed one man.

Plan B Entertainment produced Nightingale with BN Films in association with Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions. Josh Weinstock, Katrina Wolfe, Elliott Lester, and Oyelowo are exec producers as well as Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner.

“We are proud to be partnered with Plan B on this bold and powerful film,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “This extraordinary solo performance by the incomparably talented David Oyelowo clearly demonstrates why he is one of the most gifted actors today.”

“We are thrilled and honored to help bring Nightingale to an audience,” says Pitt. “Sincere props to our friends at HBO for giving this extraordinary and courageous film its day.”