Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad have joined the cast of ‘Little Monsters’.
The 34-year-old actress and the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ star will appear in the comedy-horror movie alongside Alexander England, who will play a washed-up musician called Dave.
According to Variety, England’s character goes on his nephew’s school trip after taking a shine to his teacher, Miss Caroline – portrayed by Nyong’o – but he has to compete for her affections with famous TV personality Teddy McGiggle (Gad). However, that is the least of their worries when a zombie outbreak threatens to put everyone’s lives in danger.
Abe Forsythe will direct and write the motion picture, with Snoot Entertainment and Made Up Stories producing. Filming for the Australian movie has already started earlier this month in Sydney.
Nyong’o shot to fame in 2013 movie ’12 Years a Slave’, for which she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, and she has since gone on to star in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘The Jungle Book’ and will appear as Nakia in ‘Black Panther’ next year.
The Hollywood star recently admitted she has become “more familiar” with herself and Hollywood over the last three years since shooting to fame.
She said: “I am more familiar with [this world]. I have my likes and dislikes. I know when I am spreading myself too thin. Now I know how many hours I need to sleep.
“I feel very privileged. It has given me the luxury of choice; I get to choose and work on things I can’t stop thinking about. That is how I choose a project – if I read the script and after I leave it, the character lingers in my head. If I am not terrified of the character, then it is probably not for me.”
Gad will voice the titular character in Disney’s ‘Olaf’s Frozen Adventure’ next month