HBO’s ‘Nightingale’ Starring David Oyelowo to Debut in May

The film follows a war veteran who slowly loses his mind

“Nightingale,” the new HBO film starring David Oyelowo, will debut May 29, HBO announced Wednesday.

Directed by Elliott Lester from a screenplay by Frederick Mensch, “Nightingale” stars Oyelowo as a war veteran who begins to unravel psychologically ahead of a friend’s impending visit.

First-time writer Frederick Mensch submitted the screenplay on The Blacklist and caught the eye of executive producer Josh Weinstock, who brought it to the attention of director Elliott Lester. The two took the material to Katrina Wolfe of BN Films, which came on board to produce and finance the film.

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

“Nightingale” is an HBO Films presentation in association with Plan B Entertainment; a BN Films production in association with Sea Smoke Entertainment and Yoruba Saxon Productions.

It is executive produced by Josh Weinstock, Katrina Wolfe and Elliott Lester, as well as Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner. David Oyelowo also serves as executive producer. Co-executive producers are BN’s Lucas Akoskin and Jonathan Gray, in addition to Alex Garcia of BN/AG Studios.

“Nightingale” will premiere Friday, May 29.