Sony has dated Melanie Laurent’s characteristic adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s worldwide bestseller The Nightingale for Dec. 25.

With the Christmas debut of Greta Gerwig’s PG-rated Little Girls final 12 months, Sony noticed a large number of ladies flock to that film, which grossed over $203M WW and earned six Oscar noms, successful one for costume design.

Actual-life sisters Elle Fanning and Dakota Fanning will play on display sisters within the coming of age story, set on the eve of World Struggle II, and their wrestle to outlive and resist the German occupation of France. The story was impressed by the brave ladies of the French Resistance who helped downed Allied airmen escape Nazi-occupied territory and hid Jewish kids. The Nightingale has been revealed in 45 languages, and went on to promote 3.5M copies within the U.S. alone and have become a No. 1 New York Occasions Bestseller for a complete of 114 weeks on the checklist.

TriStar EVP Nicole Brown who leads the division is overseeing the mission with TriStar VP of Manufacturing Shary Shirazi. Dana Stevens wrote the screenplay for The Nightingale. Elizabeth Cantillon will produce the characteristic by way of her manufacturing firm, The Cantillon Firm. The mission reteams Laurent with Elle Fanning with Laurent after the duo labored on the 2018 film Galveston collectively.

Christmas Day falls on a Friday this 12 months, and The Nightingale will be part of such motion pictures as Paramount/Skydance’s The Tomorrow Struggle, 20th Century Studios/Disney’s The Final Duel, Common’s Information of the World, Warner Bros. untitled Tom & Jerry film, and Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods 2.