Sundance horror hit Nanny will stream on Prime Video.
Amazon and Blumhouse have secured the worldwide distribution rights for the feature. The buzzed-about film comes from first-time feature writer/director Nikyatu Jusu. Jusu’s Nanny debuted at Sundance this year to rave reviews, even taking home the Grand Jury Prize – the first horror film ever to win the festival’s top honor.
“With Nanny, Nikaytu Jusu has crafted a film that is as haunting as it is powerful,” said Julie Rapaport, head of movies at Amazon Studios. “From the exceptional performances to its strong visual language, we can’t wait to share Nanny with our global audience and to continue our longstanding collaboration with Blumhouse.”
Nanny stars Anna Diop (Us) 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 concealed truth that threatens to shatter her American Dream. The feature also stars Michelle Monaghan, Sinqua Walls, Morgan Spector, and Rose Decker.
“Knowing my first feature, Nanny, is now among a roster of provocative and iconic work at Amazon is rewarding. Coupled with Blumhouse’s recognizability in the world of genre, horror specifically, I’m excited to be in the warm embrace of a team at the intersection of bold content and indie filmmaking sensibilities. My hope is that this acquisition stands as a testament to their continued bravery in ushering in unique voices,” said Jusu.
Amazon reportedly won the rights to the film in a competitive situation with other distributors, including SPC and Neon. The acquisition marks another successful collaboration between Prime Video and Blumhouse Television.
Amazon has not yet revealed when we can expect Nanny to arrive on its streaming platform.
So, are you excited to see if this Sundance hit lives up to the hype? Let us know in the comments below.
For more horror updates, check back to THS.