Academy Award winner Allison Janey stars in Netflix’s latest action thriller, Lou.
Directed by Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars, Outlander, Jessica Jones), Janey stars as Lou, an old woman living a relatively solitary life on a remote island.
Lou’s life takes a turn when her tenant Hannah (Jurnee Smollett) runs to ask for help to save her kidnapped daughter Vee (Ridley Asha Bateman).
That sets these two women off on a rough, brutal journey through the woods to rescue this young child, but as Hannah discovers, Lou isn’t just her landlord, they have a shocking connection that is linked to her daughter’s kidnapping.
“The first thing that stood out to me was that…you can’t put that story in a box, it has so many elements, so many facets and there’s action, it’s a thriller, there’s suspense, there’s drama, there are some pretty dark subjects, there’s levity,” director Anna Foerster told Yahoo Canada.
“Certainly I haven’t seen the role of Lou [before], but I have also not seen two women like this, work hand-in-hand on a story like this.”
“What was really interesting for me was having the opportunity to tell a story about resilience and strength of women, but also showing that you cannot underestimate the strength of a mother that loves her child unconditionally. If you’re grey and have wrinkles, it doesn’t mean you’re a pushover.”
Lou is currently streaming on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.