We can all agree that the safest movie choice is a thriller. And no one knows this better than the OTT giant Netflix. The online streaming platform is known for its thrillers. Not a month goes by where we do not get a Netflix original thriller. And the tried and tested formula of having a female at the center of its plot does not go unappreciated by the viewers. However, Lou on Netflix is not like any other thriller led by a female. It has a layered plot and realistic action sequences, and a kidnapping.
Adding to its charm is that the movie’s protagonist is an elderly female. However, age has only made her wiser. This Netflix Original has slick action sequences, the credits for which go to director Anna Forester. Furthermore, Forester is best known for her work in the Will Smith starrer Independence Day. Additionally, the intriguing screenplay of Lou on Netflix is the masterpiece of Maggie Cohn and Jack Stanley. The brilliant Lou cast and the great minds behind it make it worth every minute. Similar to its setting, the movie is not very crowded, giving time to each actor in the cast to present their brilliance.
Get to know the cast of Lou on Netflix
Allison Janney as Lou Adell
Starting off with the star of the series, not just because it is based on her. But also because Allison Janney’s performance was the brightest factor of this Netflix thriller.
Janney has contributed to the film not just as an actor but also as a producer. Everyone who has watched Lou on Netflix can not stop praising the actress. Fans were also proud of how her wrinkles and age were made known throughout the movie.
With a career spanning over three decades, Allison Janney is a name that guarantees box-office success. Furthermore, she has also been awarded an Oscar, a British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, and seven Primetime Emmy Awards. However, no one had seen Allison Janney throw punches before making the movie more delightful. Check out her performance in Lou.
Jurnee Smollett as Hannah Dawson
Smollett plays a vital character in Netflix’s Lou. She plays the role of Hannah Dawson, a devoted mother who will do anything to get her child back. She has been popular ever since her childhood days when she appeared on Full House.
In recent years, Jurnee Smollett has won hearts with her portrayal of Black Canary in the DC Extended Universe movie Birds of Prey. Apart from this, the actress received a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for her role in Lovecraft Country. Similar to fellow co-star, Jurnee Smollett has also served as an executive producer for Lou on Netflix.
Logan Marshall-Green as Philip
Playing the role of the psychopathic husband is Logan Marshall-Green. Fans were surprised to discover his acting range in Lou. Albeit being a talented performer, Logar Marshall-Green is criminally underrated.
Furthermore, his best-known works are Devil, Prometheus, The Invitation, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. He has also received the Drama Desk Award for his amazing performance in The Distance from Here play.
Ridley Bateman as Vee Dawson
The show stealer was no doubt the little girl who was kidnapped. Furthermore, the child actor brilliantly displayed the fear and confusion of living in a stranded place. You may recognize her as the kid in the Luis Prieto directorial Shattered.
Matt Craven as Sheriff Rankin
Although never the main lead, Matt Craven has always shined as a supporting cast in various popular dramas. In the Netflix thriller, he plays the role of a Sheriff who is of little to no help in finding the missing girl. You may recognize him from High Incident, Resurrections, L.A. Doctors, and Sharp Objects.
Greyston Holt as Chris
Canadian actor Grayson Holt was also a part of the brilliant cast of Lou. He is widely popular for his outstanding performance as Ray Pager in Durham Country. He was later praised for his role in Alcatraz and Bitten.
With the brilliant performances of the actor on board, Lou on Netflix has received 65% positive reviews on Netflix. Will you be watching it? Let us know in the comments below.