Blumhouse and Prime Video have gained world rights to Sundance horror-drama Nanny, we will reveal.
In a aggressive scenario, which additionally included SPC and Neon, Prime Video finally gained out because of a deal within the $7M vary. Blumhouse’s Jason Blum noticed the film and immediately fell for it so needed to incorporate it as a part of the corporate’s Amazon deal. There’s additionally a theatrical dedication, we perceive.
From in-demand first-time function author/director Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny premiered at Sundance this 12 months within the U.S. Dramatic Competitors to sturdy critiques and went on to win the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, the primary horror movie to take the competition’s prime honor.
The movie stars Anna Diop (Us) as a Senegalese immigrant nanny, piecing collectively a brand new life in New York Metropolis whereas caring for the kid of an Higher East Aspect household, who’s pressured to confront a hid reality that threatens to shatter her American Dream. Michelle Monaghan (The Craft: Legacy), Sinqua Partitions (The 15:17 to Paris), Morgan Spector (The Gilded Age), and Rose Decker (Mare of Easttown) additionally star.
The film was acquired from Matter Studios, Keep Gold Options and LinLay Productions. The deal was negotiated by CAA Media Finance.
Off the again of Nanny, Jusu’s subsequent venture is already arrange with Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw and Common.
Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum mentioned: “We’re proud to have author/director Nikyatu Jusu’s Nanny as a part of our slate for Amazon. It’s a gem of a horror movie that mixes spectacular filmmaking and highly effective storytelling, and is worthy of the Grand Jury Prize it was awarded at Sundance”.
“With Nanny, Nikaytu Jusu has crafted a movie that’s as haunting as it’s highly effective,” commented Julie Rapaport, head of flicks at Amazon Studios. “From the distinctive performances to its sturdy visible language, we will’t wait to share Nanny with our world viewers and to proceed our longstanding collaboration with Blumhouse.”
“Figuring out my first function, Nanny, is now amongst a roster of provocative and iconic work at Amazon is rewarding. Coupled with Blumhouse’s recognizability on the planet of style, horror particularly, I’m excited to be within the heat embrace of a crew on the intersection of daring content material and indie filmmaking sensibilities. My hope is that this acquisition stands as a testomony to their continued bravery in ushering in distinctive voices,” added Jusu.
Behind the digicam, Nanny hails from a robust feminine filmmaking crew led by Jusu, together with cinematographer Rina Yang (Euphoria) lensing her first narrative function; producers Nikkia Moulterie (Suicide by Daylight) and Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Keep Gold Options (Harriet); and government producers Maria Zuckerman (Spencer) of Matter Studios, and Grace Lay and Sumalee Montano of LinLay Productions (Riotsville, U.S.A).
Nanny can be government produced by Nikyatu Jusu; Ryan Heller and Michael Bloom for Matter Studios; Rebecca Cammarata for Keep Gold Options; and Jason Blum, Chris McCumber and Jeremy Gold for Blumhouse Tv.
Previous to directing Nanny, Jusu’s brief movie Suicide by Daylight was nominated for a 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Quick Movie award. Whereas a pupil at New York College’s Tisch Graduate Movie college the place she was a recipient of the Spike Lee Fellowship award and the Princess Grace Narrative Movie Award, Jusu gained a DGA Scholar Movie Award – Jury Prize, Finest African American Scholar Filmmaker – East Area for her brief movie Say Grace Earlier than Drowning (2010) and DGA Scholar Movie Award – Honorable Point out, Finest African American Scholar Filmmaker – East Coast for her brief African Booty Scratcher (2007).
Jusu is represented by M88, CAA, and Granderson Des Rochers.