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Lupita Nyong'o Is a Zombie-Slaying Teacher In the Trailer for Comedy Horror Film, 'Little Monsters'

A hilarious zombie-horror rom-com, starring Lupita Nyong'o? Count us in.

Following its premiere at Sundance in January, the official trailer for Little Monster's, a light-hearted zombie apocalypse film and romantic comedy starring Lupita Nyong'o is finally here.

The film sees Nyong'o playing a teacher who is forced to protect her Kindergarten students from a zombie attack that occurs while they're on a field trip, while also being caught in a love triangle. The film also stars Alexander England and Josh Gad.

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Cannes 2019: Mati Diop Snags Grand Prix Award and a Netflix Acquisition for 'Atlantique'

The Senegalese-French filmmaker has surely made her mark as the 72nd Cannes Festival comes to a close.

This year's Cannes Film Festival came to a end this past weekend with jury president Alejandro González Iñárritu presenting the awards for the competition program, un certain regard and other prizes.

Mati Diop's Atlantique was the film to watch during the festival, as the Senegalese-French filmmaker is the first black woman to be included in the competition. Diop and Malian filmmaker Ladj Ly were the only African filmmakers in this year's competition as well (Ly took home the Jury Prize for his film Les Misérables, tied with Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' film Bacurau).

Diop surely made her mark at the festival, winning the Grand Prix award for the film, Variety reports.

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Nollywood Vet & Director Genevieve Nnaji Signs with Major Talent Agency, UTA

Another well-deserved win!

Nollywood's own Genevieve Nnaji continues to position herself for world domination with this new move.

The actress, who recently made her directorial debut in Lionheart, has signed with UTA, a premier global talent agency, Deadline reports. She continues to be represented by 3 Arts Entertainment.

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Rungano Nyoni's 'I Am Not A Witch' Officially Premieres in U.S. Theaters This September

Watch the film's new trailer and view its new poster exclusively on OkayAfrica.

The BAFTA award-winning film, I Am Not A Witch, by Zambian writer and director Rungano Nyoni, is set to be released in select cities across the U.S. beginning this fall.

The film opens its U.S. engagement with a New York premiere at both Quad Cinemas and BAMcinematek on September 7 through Film Movement—a distributor of first-run, award-winning foreign and independent films.

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