Like Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal starring together in Donnie Darko, Ben and Casey Affleck in Good Will Hunting, the Baldwins, Francos, Fondas, and countless actor siblings before, the Fanning sisters will appear in a feature film together for the first time.
The Nightingale is to be directed by Mélanie Laurent, who has worked with Elle Fanning in the past on a film called Galveston, but will be working with the elder Fanning sister for the first time on this project.
Per Elle's Instagram, the Fanning sisters released a joint statement about their decision to star on screen together for the first time. "The Nightingale will be the first time we act on screen together.
To sweeten the deal, the real life sisters will play on screen sisters in The Nightingale, a film based on Kristin Hannah's novel of the same name, but not to be confused with the 2018 film of the same name directed by Jennifer Kent.
For years, we have looked for a film to do with one another and then this gem appeared," they wrote. "As sisters, to share our artistry with each other while bringing such a powerful sister story to life is a dream come true.
Elle, on the other hand leaned into a modeling career and became an indie cinema darling, starring as a Sofia Coppola muse in Somewhere and The Beguiled, and appearing in The Neon Demon, 20th Century Woman, and the Maleficent movies.
In 2001, the Fanning sisters played different age versions of the same character in I Am Sam, alongside Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, and Laura Dern.
The Nightingale marks Elle and Dakota Fanning's first time playing sisters together on screen. https://t.co/QdbSE6mzzD— W Magazine (@wmag) December 4, 2019