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Lupita Nyong'o Fights Zombies to Protect Students in 'Little Monsters' Trailer

Alexander England, Josh Gad, Diesel La Torraca, Charlie Whitley, Kim Thien Doan, Ava Caryofyllis, Wolfgang Gledhill, Vivienne Albany, Shia Hamby, Caliah Pinones, Stephen Peacocke, Nadia Townsend and Kat Stewart also star in the comedy horror film.

Altitude Films released the first trailer for Little Monsters on Wednesday.

The comedy horror film follows Dave (Alexander England), who crashes at his sister's place following a rough breakup and takes the opportunity to chaperone his nephew's class on a field trip in an attempt to impress his teacher, Miss Caroline (Lupita Nyong'o). While on the trip, the class finds themselves in the middle of a zombie invasion, the product of an experiment gone wrong at a nearby military base. It is then up to Dave, Caroline and children's television personality Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad) to keep the kids safe.

Diesel La Torraca, Charlie Whitley, Kim Thien Doan, Ava Caryofyllis, Wolfgang Gledhill, Vivienne Albany, Shia Hamby, Caliah Pinones, Stephen Peacocke, Nadia Townsend and Kat Stewart also star in the film.

The trailer shows the class' field trip starting off fun, as the eccentric Teddy McGiggle welcomes the kids to a farm. But soon the class crosses paths with a zombie eating a pig. Caroline tries to stay calm for the sake of her students and tells the young children that the zombies are normal people playing tag.

"It's part of the game. The zombies are not real," Caroline tells her students, though Teddy interjects, "Like fuck, they're not."

In one scene, Dave, Caroline and Teddy discuss their options for surviving the attack. "I'm not going anywhere. You're bigger idiots than I thought, and I thought you were both the stupidest people I ever met," Teddy tells Dave and Caroline before the Caroline punches him in the face.

The trailer concludes with the students asking Caroline what the blood all over her dress is. "I got caught in the middle of a jam fight," she lies. "Don't taste it, OK?"

Little Monsters, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, will be in theaters in the U.K. and Ireland on Nov. 15. A U.S. release date, from Neon and Hulu, has not yet been announced. Watch the full trailer above.

  • Katherine Schaffstall
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