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Lupita Nyong'o Slays the Undead in the Hilarious Trailer for Aussie Zombie Comedy 'Little Monsters'

Co-starring Josh Gad, it's the latest film from 'Down Under' director Abe Forsythe.
By Sarah Ward
August 03, 2019
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Lupita Nyong'o Slays the Undead in the Hilarious Trailer for Aussie Zombie Comedy 'Little Monsters'

Co-starring Josh Gad, it's the latest film from 'Down Under' director Abe Forsythe.
By Sarah Ward
August 03, 2019
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She won an Oscar for her first feature film role, proved a formidable part of the recent Star Wars sequels as well as Black Panther, and unnerved audiences everywhere in her dual performances in Jordan Peele's Us. Now, Lupita Nyong'o is picking up a ukulele and protecting kids from zombies in Australian comedy Little Monsters.

Directed by Aussie actor-turned-director Abe Forsythe, Little Monsters follows a school excursion gone wrong. Taking a class of five-year-olds on a field trip to a farm, then encountering the ravenous undead, really isn't your usual educational outing. But Nyong'o's Miss Caroline isn't taking the situation lightly, even when she's turning it into a game to try to stop the kids from freaking out. She also won't put up with anyone behaving inappropriately around her pupils, whether they're flesh-munching zombies, a bowtie-wearing children's TV presenter (Josh Gad) or a slacker musician (Alexander England).

Premiering at this year's Sundance Film Festival, then wowing crowds at SXSW as well, the film has been earning rave reviews. If Forsythe can turn the Cronulla riots into a race-relations comedy that's both smart and silly, as he did in Down Under, then he can do what few horror films dare to — throw a heap of kids at plenty of zombies.

Check out the trailer below:

Little Monsters will have its Australian premiere on Saturday, August 10 at the Melbourne International Film Festival, with further local dates yet to be announced.

Published on August 03, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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