Sundance Horror Hit ‘Nanny’ Finds Home in Blumhouse and Amazon
After winning the American Drama Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Nikyatu Jusuit’s a horror movie Nanny was picked up by Blumhouse and Amazon.
Deadline reports that “Blumhouse and Prime Video have secured worldwide rights” to the film.
The site adds, “Jason Blum saw the film and immediately fell in love, so he wanted to include it as part of the company’s Amazon deal. There’s also a theatrical commitment, we understand.”
“Anna Diop (We) stars as a Senegalese immigrant nanny, piecing together a new life in New York City while caring for the child of an Upper East Side family, who is forced to confront a hidden truth that threatens to shatter his American dream.
Michelle Monaghan (The profession: heritage), Sinqua Walls (3:17 p.m. for Paris), Morgan Spector (Golden age), and Rose Decker (Easttown Mare) also plays in Nanny.
Jason Blum said in a statement: “We are proud to have writer/director Nikyatu Jusu Nanny as part of our slate for Amazon. It’s a horror movie gem that combines impressive cinematography and powerful storytelling, and deserves the Grand Jury Prize awarded to it at Sundance.
Jusu added in his own statement, “Knowing my first feature film, Nanny, now part of a list of provocative and iconic work at Amazon is rewarding. Coupled with Blumhouse’s recognition in the world of the genre, horror in particular, I’m thrilled to be in the warm embrace of a team at the intersection of bold content and indie cinematic sensibilities. I hope this acquisition will be a testament to their continued bravery in ushering in unique voices.