Plan B Joins David Oyelowo Pic ‘Nightingale’

EXCLUSIVE: Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will reunite with Selma’s David Oyelowo. Company is coming involved in Nightingale in an unspecified capacity, joining with BN Films and producers Josh Weinstock, Katrina Wolfe (of BN Films) and director Elliott Lester. Details of the deal are still being worked out, but the filmmakers have confirmed that Plan B will will be active partners in the distribution and promotion of the picture. Nightingale is a provocative drama that probes the darkest corners of a disturbed mind. Oyelowo plays Peter Snowden, a man obsessively in love with an old army friend. As he prepares to reunite with the object of his affection, Peter begins to spiral downwards — with fatal results. Oyelowo revealed this at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The pic needs a domestic distributor and Plan B, which produced 12 Years A Slave and Selma, can certainly be helpful in that regard. Frederick Mensch wrote the script. Santa Monica-based BN Films backed the pic. Company recently Words with Gods, and the Paul Schrader scripted The Jesuit, starring Tim Roth and Brian Cox. Next up for BN Films is the Emir Kusturic directed Love and War as well as La Mujer Infinita, written and directed by Argentinian filmmaker Lucia Puenzo.

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