Prime Video has revealed the official Nanny trailer and poster. The film is opening in theaters on November 23 and starts streaming on December 16 on Prime Video. You can watch the Nanny trailer below.
Nanny is the haunting and award-winning debut feature from writer and director Nikyatu Jusu.
The film stars Anna Diop (US), Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Sinqua Walls (American Soul), Morgan Spector (The Gilded Age), Rose Decker (Mare of Easttown) and Leslie Uggams (Deadpool).
It’s the first horror film to win the Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and only the second time this honor has been bestowed upon a Black female director.
At its core, Nanny is a genre-bending film that blends psychological horror with culturally relevant issues of social identity, including race, gender, and socioeconomic status.
In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) 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 she 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.
Set in New York City, this fable of a Senegalese immigrant’s experience working for an affluent family is grounded in the real-life experiences of domestic workers.
The story is personal to Nikyatu Jusu‘s upbringing, whose mother sustained her household with this occupation. Jusu incorporated spiritual genre elements that spoke to her lineage.
The producers are Nikkia Moulterie and Daniela Taplin Lundberg.
The executive producers include Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller, Michael Bloom, Jason Blum, Rebecca Cammarata, Bill Benenson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Laurie Benenson, Grace Lay, Sumalee Montano, Nikyatu Jusu, Chris McCumber, and Jeremy Gold.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.