The cast of Jordan Peele’s Us discuss his latest entry in the horror genre in this new behind-the-scenes video. Lupita Nyong’o describes starring in Us as intense and all-consuming. “It was very scary for me to play both the hero and the villain, and to pursue both of their objectives,” explains Nyong’o in the minute and a half featurette.
“Jordan was so awesome because there’s just no limit to how weird you can get, how crazy. You see how incredibly entertaining it is, what he does – and brutally scary,” says Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) and Winston Duke (Black Panther) lead a cast that includes Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live!), Evan Alex (Mani), Tim Heidecker (The Trial), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down), and Anna Diop (Titans). Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon also star in the horror film.
Peele’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Michael Gioulakis (Glass), production designer Ruth De Jong (Manchester by the Sea), costume designer Kym Barrett (The Matrix), and editor Nicholas Monsour (Keanu), with music by Michael Abels (Get Out).
Universal Pictures has set a March 22, 2019 theatrical release date.
“After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award-winning visionary Jordan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Duke), and their two children (Wright Joseph, Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Moss, Heidecker, Sheldon, Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. Us pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.”