Jed Kurzel is reteaming with Jennifer Kent on the upcoming period thriller The Nightingale. The film is written and directed by Kent and stars Sam Claflin, Aisling Franciosi, Damon Herriman, Ewen Leslie, Harry Greenwood, Aboriginal Djuki Mala, Baykali Ganambarr and Magnolia Maymuru. The movie is set in Tasmania, Australia in 1825 and follows an Irish female convict who witnesses the brutal murder of her husband and baby by her soldier master and his cronies and takes an Aboriginal male tracker with her through the hellish wilderness to seek revenge on the men. Kristina Ceyton and Bruno Papandrea (Wild, Big Little Lies, Warm Bodies) are producing the project. Kurzel (Alien: Covenant, Assassin’s Creed, Macbeth)┬áhas previously collaborated with Kent on 2014’s The Babadook. The Nightingale is currently in post-production and is expected to premiere in 2018.