Following rave reviews for “The Rider” last year, Fox Searchlight has nabbed the next work from filmmaker Chloe Zhao, taking worldwide rights to the film titled “Nomadland”.
The project adopts the same approach as “The Rider” of using non-professional actors, including newcomers Linda May and Charlene Swankie, but this time two acting veterans join the mix with Frances McDormand and David Strathairn co-starring.
The road movie sees McDormand’s Fern having lost everything in the Great Recession and embarking on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Highwayman Films, Hear/Say Productions, and Cor Cordium Productions are behind the project which Zhao, McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey produced. Zhao is slated to shoot Marvel Studios’ “The Eternals” in Atlanta around August or early Fall.
Source: Fox Searchlight