Fox Searchlight Pictures Chairman Nancy Utley and Stephan Gilula announced “We are thrilled to work with visionary filmmaker Chloé Zhao on NOMADLAND. Her unique voice, combined with the extraordinary talent of Frances McDormand, makes it an important and compelling story.”
This is Chloe Zhao’s third feature, after her critically acclaimed second film The Rider. The film stars Frances McDormand, who is playing, “Fern, a woman in her sixties, who after losing everything in the Great Recession embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.” The film also stars Linda May, Charlene Swankie, Bob Wells and David Strathairn.
This film is based on a 2017 non-fiction book by Jessica Bruder titled “Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century”. If you’ve watched Songs My Brother Taught Me, The Rider then you definitely aware of her talent. Chloe Zhao’s is also set to direct Amazon Studios upcoming Bass Reeves biopic and MCU’s The Eternals.
Nomadland will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival on 11th September 2020. The official release date as of now is 4th December 2020, and the film will also screen at the New York Film Festival.
Nomadland’s director Chloe Zhao in an official statement said, “As I fell in love with the American West, it was impossible not to be fascinated with the roads leading to many adventures beyond the horizon. I’m very fortunate to have been able to hit the road with a talented team and collaborate with a cast of both professional and non-professional actors who are deeply giving and inspiring. I cannot wait to share their stories and what we’ve discovered along the way.”
The author of the non-fiction book Jessica Bruder on Nomadland synopsis shares that it is “a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy. One that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many of us. At the same time, the author celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary their rootedness to survive.”