Acquisitions during Sundance and immediately before the festival: 29
Earlier acquisitions: 16
Section: U.S. Dramatic Competition
Buyer: Blumhouse and Amazon Prime Video
Writer-director Nikyatu Jusu’s feature debut follows an undocumented Senegalese immigrant (Anna Diop) whose work as a nanny finds her cast as a pawn in her employers’ troubled marriage while a supernatural presence invades. It won the festival’s U.S. dramatic Grand Jury Prize.
“With ‘Nanny,’ Nikaytu Jusu has crafted a film that is as haunting as it is powerful. 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,” said Julie Rapaport, Amazon Studios’ head of movies.
Blumhouse and Amazon together announced they had acquired worldwide rights to the film on