Lou trailer: Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett lead a brutal trailer for J.J. Abrams-produced thriller


Allison Janney is not f*cking around in Netflix‘s new Lou trailer. Tucked deep in the Pacific Northwest, a woman named Lou (Janney) is minding her own business with a loyal canine at her side. When a massive storm hits the area, the daughter of Lou’s neighbor (Jurnee Smollett) gets kidnapped. Terrified and needing someone with specific skills, the neighbor and Lou join forces to locate the child and bring her home safely. The Lou trailer mixes the urgency of Taken with the brutality of John Wick as Janney goes on the warpath, and I am all about it.

Reports indicate that Janney partnered with Daniel Bernhardt for Lou, the same fight choreographer who worked with Charlize Theron and Halle Barry in Atomic Blonde and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, respectively. Anna Foerster directs Lou from a screenplay by Maggie Cohn and Jack Stanley. J.J. Abrams produces through Bad Robot with Hannah Minghella and Jon Cohen. In addition to leading the film, Janney and Smollett executive produce.

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Netflix’s Lou trailer paints a dark picture of the bloody rescue mission to come. Janney puts out heavy Lorraine Broughton vibes as she tracks her target and lays the smackdown on a foolish kidnapper. Meanwhile, Smollett looks to be no slouch as a mother willing to do anything and go through anybody to bring her daughter back alive and well. I feel that whoever took the little girl had no idea what they were signing up for and will soon regret their idiotic actions. Survivalists are typically known for having spines made of steel, and these men have pissed off the wrong women.

What do you think of Netflix’s Lou trailer? Have you ever seen Janney looking so rough and ready to rumble? This movie is on my list of things to look out for, but we won’t have to wait long. Lou comes to Netflix on September 23, 2022.

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.