Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures film “NOMADLAND” will be coming to Disney+ in Canada on April 9th.

The film follows Fern (McDormand), a woman who, after the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The film features real nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

“NOMADLAND” marks the first project between Zhao and Searchlight and the fifth between McDormand and Searchlight. McDormand won an Oscar for her performance in Martin McDonagh’s film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which Searchlight released globally in 2017 and will be coming to Disney+ as part of the Star launch on February 23rd.


Zhao adapted “NOMADLAND” from journalist Jessica Bruder’s 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century following McDormand and producer Peter Spears’ acquisition of the literary adaptation rights shortly after publication.

Recently it was announced that “NOMADLAND” would be released in the United States at cinemas and on Hulu on February 19th.  With cinemas still closed in many provinces within Canada due to local restrictions, this movie has moved over to Disney+ rather than delaying further.


No Disney+ release has yet been confirmed for other countries, such as the UK or Australia.  Though we should expect the film to arrive eventually on the streaming platform as part of the new “Star” brand.

Are you looking forward to seeing “NOMADLAND” on Disney+ in Canada?








Roger Palmer

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