Midnight Special (film)

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Midnight Special
Directed by Jeff Nichols
Produced by Sarah Green
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
Lisa Maria Falcone
Written by Jeff Nichols
Starring Michael Shannon
Kirsten Dunst
Adam Driver
Joel Edgerton
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • November 25, 2015 (2015-11-25) (US)
Country United States
Language English

Midnight Special is an upcoming American science fiction film written and directed by Jeff Nichols. The film stars Adam Driver,[1] Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, and Joel Edgerton. It is Nichols' fourth feature film, and his first studio production.[2]

Nichols has described Midnight Special as a "sci-fi chase film". He stated, "However absurd that sounds, it’s more grounded than Mud. I really wanted to make a 1980s John Carpenter film like Starman. I love the way those films look."[3]



Filming commenced on January 20, 2014[4] for 40 days in New Orleans, and wrapped on March 01, 2014.[5] It is produced by Sarah Green and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, with Glen Basner and Christos V. Konstantakopoulos as the executive producers.[6] It is backed and primarily distributed by Warner Bros., with UK distribution handled by eOne.[7] Warner Bros set the film for November 25, 2015 release.[8]


  1. ^ Sneider, Jeff (21 November 2013). "Adam Driver Joins Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst in WB’s Sci-Fi Drama ‘Midnight Special’". TheWrap.com. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Lodge, Guy (13 August 2013). "Kirsten Dunst joins Michael Shannon and Joel Edgerton in Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special'". HitFix.com. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  3. ^ Rosser, Michael (28 April 2013). "Q&A: Jeff Nichols, director, Mud". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, Kevin P. (7 August 2013). "Jeff Nichols, The Director Of 'Mud,' Talks About His New Sci-Fi Movie, 'Midnight Special'". MTV. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "PRODUCTION HOTLINE". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (8 May 2013). "Michael Shannon To Reteam With ‘Mud’ Helmer Jeff Nichols On Warner Bros Project". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (4 June 2013). "eOne takes Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special for UK". ScreenDaily. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Warner Bros Pushes Ben Affleck’s ‘Live By Night’, Dates ‘Midnight Special’ & 3 Others". deadline.com. 6 May 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2014. 

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