Hulu and NEON Acquire Release Rights to “Little Monsters” Starring Lupita Nyong’o

Hulu and NEON have acquired the rights to release genre film, Little Monsters in the U.S. The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad.

What’s happening:

  • NEON and Hulu have won a bidding between four studios to land rights to release Little Monsters in the U.S.
  • The film comes from director Abe Forsythe and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Alexander England, and Josh Gad.
  • According to Deadline, the final deal went for mid-seven figures for the U.S. rights.
  • Little Monsters is a genre film that’s being called Zombieland meets Kindergarten Cop. 
  • Apparently bidding intensified during the Screen Actors Guild Awards as Black Panther—which stars Nyong’o—won top prize.
  • The plan behind the partnership is still being worked out but it will be a hybrid deal that combines a theatrical release and cross promotion on the Hulu platform, where the film will land.

About Little Monsters:

  • “After a rough breakup, directionless Dave (England) crashes at his sister’s place and spends his days expanding his young nephew’s questionable vocabulary. When an opportunity arises to chaperone an upcoming school excursion alongside the charming and enigmatic teacher, Miss Caroline (Nyong’o), Dave jumps at the chance to impress her. What he wasn’t anticipating was Teddy McGiggle (Gad), an obnoxious children’s television personality who shapes the excursion’s activities. What he was expecting even less was a zombie invasion, which unfolds after an experiment at a nearby military base goes awry. Armed only with the resourcefulness of kindergartners, Dave, Miss Caroline, and Teddy must work together to keep the monsters at bay and carve a way out with their guts intact.”