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Nanny Release Date: Cast, Trailer, What Happens in Nanny?

From Speak, No Evil to Master, horror films at the Sundance Film Festival in 2022 had a spectacular year. Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, stood head and shoulders above the competition.

The film was successful enough to win the US Dramatic Grand Jury Prize, making Jusu the first African-American woman to receive the honor. Nanny was finally picked up by both Amazon Studios and Blumhouse productions after its historic festival run.

Here’s all you need to know about Nanny, one of the most anticipated horror films of the year.

When Will the Film Nanny Be Released?

On November 23, Amazon Studios distributes Nanny in theaters first in the United States. After that, Nanny will be available on Prime Video on December 16.

It is unknown if the film will be released in UK cinemas, but we assume it will be available on Prime Video everywhere on December 16.

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Nanny Trailer

Check out the official trailer for Nanny, which is accessible below.

What Happens in Nanny?

Here is the plot summary for Nanny:

In this psychological horror fable of displacement, Aisha, a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent New York City couple. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the opportunity to bring him to the United States but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life.

In an interview with Indiewire earlier this year, Jusu expressed his desire to invert the horror genre.

Jusu stated, “I knew I didn’t want to tell a basic genre story.” “I wanted to remix this story of a domestic experience with the genre. Many of the films I adore do this. I wanted to remix the American immigrant experience with the genre. Many people can relate, whether they were raised by a nanny or their mother was.

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Who is in the Cast of Nanny?

Anna Diop plays the key role of Aisha in Us. Amy and Adam are played by Michelle Monaghan (Echoes, The Craft: Legacy) and Morgan Spector (The Gilded Age).

Also starring are Sinqua Walls (Friday Night Lights American Soul), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), and Rose Decker (Mare of Easttown).

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Nanny Reviews — What Critics Are Saying?

So far, Nanny has an 89% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics saying: “It’s a must-see.” “Led by Anna Diop’s superb core performance, Nikyatu Jusu’s intelligently unsettling Nanny is a promising debut,”

In a positive review for Essence Magazine(opens in a new tab), contributor Aramide Tinubu praised the film for its “plethora of solid performances” and “exquisite cinematography,” adding that “themes of motherhood, exploitation and the falsity of the American dream will undoubtedly spark conversation.”

According to Metacritic, the film has a score of 66. According to contributor Lisa Wong Macabasco of The Guardian, Nanny “packs a rather feeble punch” and “feels carelessly built.”