Anna Diop, who appeared in Jordan Peele’s Us as Rayne Thomas / Eartha, will star in the title of role of Nanny, a psychological horror thriller from Stay Gold Features and Topic Studios, says THR. Shark Night 3D‘s Sinqua Walls also stars alongside Michelle Monaghan (The Craft: Legacy).
“Nikyatu Jusu wrote the script and is making her directorial debut on the feature that tackles timely themes of the immigrant and the American Dream while also bringing in West African folklore.
“The story centers on an undocumented nanny (Diop) who takes a job caring for the privileged child of a wealthy Manhattan family on the Upper East Side in the hopes that she may earn enough money to bring her six-year-old son from West Africa to live with her in New York. As the woman prepares for the arrival of her young son, a violent supernatural presence invades her reality, threatening the life she so painstakingly pieced together.”
Sinqua Walls will play the charismatic doorman of the fancy apartment building at which the nanny works, explains the site, further adding that Monaghan plays the mother of the wealthy family.
Production is due to begin late June in New York City.