Directed byChristos Nikou
Written by
  • Christos Nikou
  • Stavros Raptis
  • Sam Steiner
Produced by
CinematographyMarcell Rév
Distributed byApple Studios
CountryUnited States

Fingernails is an upcoming science fiction romance film directed and co-written by Christos Nikou.


A woman begins working at an institute that works to determine if the romance in a given couple is genuine.



The film was announced in January 2021, with Carey Mulligan starring in the film and Christos Nikou directing, marking his English language debut. Mulligan joined the project upon watching and being impressed by Nikou's previous film Apples.[1] No further developments would be announced until May 2022, when Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed were cast in the film, with Buckley replacing Mulligan.[2] Apple Original Films would also acquire the rights to the film that same month.[3] In September, Jeremy Allen White joined the cast.[4] Luke Wilson and Annie Murphy would be added to the cast in December.[5]

Principal photography commenced in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario[6] at the end of October 2022 and wrapped that December.[7][8]


  1. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (January 26, 2021). "Carey Mulligan To Star In Apples Director Christos Nikou's English-Language Debut Fingernails From Cate Blanchett's Dirty Films". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  2. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (May 10, 2022). "Jessie Buckley & Riz Ahmed To Star In Christos Nikou's Sci-Fi Romance Fingernails, FilmNation & Cate Blanchett's Dirty Films Producing — Cannes Market Hot Pic". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike Jr. (May 22, 2022). "Apple Original Films Lands WW On Jessie Buckley-Riz Ahmed Drama Fingernails, Director Christos Nikou's English Language Debut: Cannes Market". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 20, 2022). "The Bears Jeremy Allen White Set To Co-Star In Apple Original Films' Fingernails". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (December 8, 2022). "Luke Wilson And Annie Murphy Join Apple's Fingernails". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  6. ^ "The romantic science fiction film "Fingernails" has the cameras rolling in Hamilton - Ontario News". December 16, 2022. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  7. ^ "Project Title: Fingernails". December 9, 2022. Archived from the original on December 9, 2022. Retrieved December 9, 2022.
  8. ^ Pudsey, Alison (September 29, 2022). "12 movies and TV shows filming in Toronto this October". Daily Hive. Retrieved January 2, 2023.