The Earthquake Bird (film)

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The Earthquake Bird
Directed byWash Westmoreland
Produced by
Screenplay byWash Westmoreland
Based onThe Earthquake Bird
by Susanna Jones
Music by
CinematographyChung Chung-hoon
Edited byJonathan Alberts
Distributed byNetflix

The Earthquake Bird is an upcoming mystery film written and directed by Wash Westmoreland based on the novel of the same name by Susanna Jones. It stars Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Naoki Kobayashi and Jack Huston.


Set in 1989 Tokyo, Lucy Fly, a young female expat, is suspected of murder when her friend Lily goes missing in the wake of a tumultuous love triangle with Teiji, a handsome local photographer.



In August 2016, it was announced Wash Westmoreland would write and direct the film, based upon novel of the same name by Susanna Jones. Michael Schaefer, Michael Pruss, Ann Ruark, Georgina Pope will produce the film, while Ridley Scott will serve as an executive producer on the film, under their Scott Free Productions and Twenty First City banners, respectively, with Amazon Studios originally set to distribute.[1] In March 2018, Alicia Vikander and Riley Keough joined the cast of the film, with Netflix distributing.[2] In April 2018, Jack Huston joined the cast of the film.[3] In May 2018, Naoki Kobayashi joined the cast of the film, with production beginning that same month, in Tokyo.[4]


  1. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (August 4, 2016). "Wash Westmoreland To Helm 'The Earthquake Bird' For Amazon Studios & Scott Free". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (March 22, 2018). "Netflix Sets May Start For Wash Westmoreland's 'The Earthquake Bird'; Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough To Star". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (April 18, 2018). "Jack Huston Joins Alicia Vikander & Riley Keough In Netflix's 'The Earthquake Bird'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  4. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (May 7, 2018). "Naoki Kobayashi Joins Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough In 'The Earthquake Bird'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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