Onesumore: Allison Janney’s Netflix Movie ‘Lou’: What We Know So far

Netflix had a frenzy of acquisitions last year, and the focus was on blockbuster hits as well as films that could be nominated for awards. In this last category comes Lou, who is very likely to score a nomination for actress Allison Janney who will play the titular character.

Lou will be led by Anna Foerster, known for her work on Outlander, Jessica Jones, Underworld: Blood Wars and Westworld. Written by Maggie Cohn (The Girl Before, American Crime Story) and had a script review by Jack Stanley, the film is slated to be independently produced by JJ Abrams and his production company Bad Robot with and Braden Aftergood (Against all odds) before landing with Netflix.

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Anna Foerster with her Best Cinematography Award at the German Film Awards


What is the plot of Lou?

Lou follows the life of a young woman and her owner Lou, played by Janney, as they team up to find the woman’s daughter after her father is kidnapped. Janney’s character is described as “a tough, rule-breaking woman” who possesses a particular set of skills, including exceptional tracking abilities. The film is described as a mixture of Thelma and Louise and Taken and is positioned as a feminist revenge thriller.

Here is the official Netflix connection Lou:

An elderly woman who finds her way through a difficult life on a remote island is forced to help her obscure neighbor save her daughter whose ex has kidnapped her and fled into the woods. Janney will play the owner, a tough, rule-breaking woman who possesses surprisingly impressive following abilities, among other skills.


Who is thrown Lou?

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Allison janney was cast as Lou, the titular character in 2019 and it’s without a doubt another role that can bring him rewards. Janney already has an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her supporting role in Me, Tonya, which starred Margot Robbie. She also has six Emmys to her credit. No other names have been announced for Netflix’s other lead roles Lou at the moment.


What is Lou’s production status?

Current state of production: Active development (Last update: 03/19/2021)

Netflix Lou was scheduled to go into production from May to July 2020 in Vancouver after being installed at Paramount, but Bad Robot decided to produce it independently before landing with Netflix. Now according to Production Weekly issue 1237, Netflix will finally go into production in June 2021 and end in August of the same year. The production is to take place in Vancouver, Canada.


When will Lou be released on Netflix?

While the official Netflix release date Lou is not known, given the start of production in summer 2021, we can probably Lou to drop on Netflix in mid-2022.

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