Lupita Nyong'o zombie comedy Little Monsters lands distribution

Little Monsters Lupita Nyong'o Abe Forsythe

Writer/director Abe Forsythe's zombie comedy LITTLE MONSTERS, which has been described as "ZOMBIELAND meets KINDERGARTEN COP", recently made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The result: rave reviews and a distribution deal.

Neon and Hulu came out the winners in an all-night bidding war between four studios, landing the distribution rights to LITTLE MONSTERS for an amount somewhere in the mid-seven figures. Neon and Hulu have not yet revealed when they're going to be releasing the film, but the strategy is expected to be "a hybrid that combines a theatrical release with massive cross promotion on the Hulu streaming platform", which is where the movie will eventually end up.

Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Alexander England, and Josh Gad, LITTLE MONSTERS centers on 

directionless Dave (England), who crashes at his sister's place and spends his days expanding his young nephew's questionable vocabulary. When an opportunity arises to chaperone an upcoming school excursion alongside the charming and enigmatic teacher Miss Caroline (Nyong’o), Dave jumps at the chance to impress her. What he wasn’t anticipating was Teddy McGiggle (Gad), an obnoxious children's television personality who shapes the excursion's activities. 

What he was expecting even less was a zombie invasion, which unfolds after an experiment at a nearby military base goes awry. Armed only with the resourcefulness of kindergartners, Dave, Miss Caroline and Teddy must work together to keep the monsters at bay and carve a way out with their guts intact.

I've looked through some of the reviews and LITTLE MONSTERS sounds awesome to me, so I'm looking forward to hearing the details of Neon and Hulu's release plans.

In the meantime, Nyong'o will be seen fighting monsters of a different kind in Jordan Peele's new horror movie US, which is scheduled to reach theatres on March 8th.

Source: Deadline



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