Nanny trailer: Sundance horror film gets November theatrical release

Writer/director Nikyatu Jusu’s feature directorial debut Nanny became the first horror film to win the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for drama at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and now we know when a wider audience is going to have the chance to see the movie. Nanny will be receiving a theatrical release on November 23rd, then will reach Amazon Prime Video on December 16th. To start building hype for the release, a trailer has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.

Described as a “psychological horror fable of displacement”, Nanny follows

Aisha, a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal and is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.

Anna Diop (Titans) stars as Aisha and is joined in the cast by Michelle Monaghan (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), Sinqua Walls (American Soul), Morgan Spector (The Mist TV series), Rose Decker (Mare of Easttown), and Leslie Uggams (Deadpool).

Nanny was acquired by Blumhouse and Prime Video after it screened at Sundance. Blumhouse’s Jason Blum said this is “a gem of a horror film that combines impressive filmmaking and powerful storytelling”. Speaking with People, Jusu described her first movie as “an existential – but sexy – fever dream that you can’t wake up from.”

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