What do you get when you pair a multiple Emmy Award-winning actress with an actress who has been on some of the most critically acclaimed series in the last ten years? Hopefully a hit, but for now let’s call it louNetflix’s new thriller with Allison Janney and Jurnee Smollett.
The film follows a mother played by Smollett as she tries to rescue her daughter who has been kidnapped. Although she initially dislikes Janney’s character, Lou, the mother quickly realizes that she needs her help if she is going to rescue the boy. Did we mention that these two ladies have to do all of this while out in the desert and under the inclement weather of a massive storm?
Here’s everything we know about lou.
When is Lou’s release date?
lou premieres in both the US and UK exclusively on Netflix on Friday, September 23. Those interested in seeing the film will need a subscription to the streaming giant. Not a Netflix subscriber yet? Don’t worry, you can purchase a membership in just a few clicks.
What is Lou about?
Netflix provides the following synopsis of lou:
Hoping to put her dangerous past behind her, Lou (Janney) finds her quiet life is disrupted when a desperate mother (Smollett) next door begs her to save her kidnapped daughter. A major storm breaks out and both women must risk their lives on a rescue mission that will test their limits and expose dark secrets from their past.”
As mentioned before, lou starring Allison Janney. Although prior to 1999, Janney had appeared in several different television shows and movies, she propelled herself to superstar status playing CJ Cregg in the west wing. The role earned him an impressive four Emmy Awards. Janney also won two Emmy Awards for her role in BREASTan Emmy for his work on masters of sex and an Oscar for his role in me, tony.
Starring opposite Janney is former child actress Jurnee Smollett. Smollett has come a long way since her days at Full house, Hanging out with Mr. Cooper Y eve swamp. Having grown up to be a highly sought after actress, she has appeared on a few shows that have received critical acclaim, including Paternity, True Blood Y Underground. Additionally, in 2021 she received an Emmy nomination for her work on lovecraft countryand recently starred in the Netflix movie spider head.
Be sure to check out the full list of acting credits for lou in IMDb (opens in a new tab).
If nothing else, the trailer is a testament to Janney’s versatility as an actress. She is quite believable as some sort of disgruntled survivor.
It seems fitting that directing such talented women on screen is another incredibly talented woman, Anna Foerster. Foerster’s directing credits include Underworld: Blood Wars and episodes of popular shows like Western world, Jessica Jones, madam secretary Y Criminal minds.