It looks like Jordan Peele’s follow-up to Get Out is going to rival his Oscar-winning feature film directorial debut in thrilling audiences. Universal Pictures dropped the first trailer and poster for Us on Christmas Day because what better time to freak people out than when they’re celebrating the holidays.
Peele wrote, directed, and produced the 2019 thriller. Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick, and Ian Cooper also produced, with Daniel Lupi and Bea Sequeira executive producing.
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), Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), 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.
Us is set to open in theaters on Friday, March 15, 2019.
The Us Plot:
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), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.