Watch Screenwriter Frederick Mensch’s ‘Nightingale’ on HBO Friday Night 8 PM CT — Palatine Resident, Arlington High School Grad

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Screenwriter Frederick Mensch explains he was interested in putting the audience inside lead character Peter Snowden’s head. The film will be presented on HBO 8PM to 9:30 PM CT Friday.

David Oyelowo plays Peter Snowden in screenwriter Frederick Mensch’s Nightingale in an upcoming HBO Films presentation Friday night. Snowden’s mental health deteriorates at a rapid pace after an unspeakable tragedy inside his mother’s home on a quiet street.

Frederick Mensch is a Palatine resident and graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington Heights in 1976.

TRAILER: HBO Films presents Nightingale, starring David Oyelowo, Friday, May 29 at 9PM ET/8PM CT on HBO.

Barlow Jacobs … Beasley
David Oyelowo … Peter Snowden
Heather Storm … Newscaster

Produced by
Lucas Akoskin … co-producer
Sarah Esberg … co-producer
Alex Garcia … co-executive producer
Dede Gardner … executive producer
Kate Grady … line producer
Jonathan Gray … co-executive producer
Jeremy Kleiner … executive producer
Elliott Lester … executive producer
Raquel Munoz … associate producer
Benjamin J. Murphy … line producer
David Oyelowo … executive producer
Hernany Perla … co-producer
Brad Pitt … executive producer
Juan Sola … co-producer
Josh Weinstock … executive producer
Katrina Wolfe … executive producer

See more on Nightingale credits …

In an interview with the Daily Herald’s Dann Gire, Mensch counts two Arlington Heights High School drama teachers as key mentors and influences in his professional life: Doug Murphy and Lyvonne Trad.

“They were both very encouraging to me as an actor and writer,” he said. “They loved the theater and the arts. Doug Murphy would take us down into Chicago to see plays. Sometimes, one of his early students would be in the cast at Second City or in a play.

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