After the film has been on a heavy festival run, including its premiere at Sundance and a stop at SXSW, we have the very first trailer from Little Monsters. After its Sundance debut, the film, which stars Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England and Josh Gad, was acquired by NEON in a partnership with Hulu for U.S. distribution.
It will be released in UK and Irish theaters on November 15, while a stateside release date is unknown.
Although we don’t have a trailer yet, this clip should appease your appetite.
England plays a musician, Dave, who crushes on the teacher at his nephew’s school trip named Miss Caroline (Nyong’o). However, acting on those feelings is compromised by a personality from a kids show named Teddy McGiggle (Gad), who also likes Miss Caroline. In the midst of this, there is a zombie outbreak and Dave and Miss Caroline must protect the kids.
Our Sundance review of the film reads: “An ode to Kindergarten teachers and everyone else who works tirelessly to protect children and keep them safe, Forsythe has managed to construct a film that will leave you shaking with laughter and weeping with joy. Managing neither to skip out on the witty brilliance of little kids, nor the absolute terror of a zombie invasion, Little Monsters is a brilliant contrast between the grotesque and the magical, which in many ways is precisely what a room full of kindergarteners is.”
Watch the trailer below:
Photo: Altitude Films