After a stellar premiere at SXSW, one of the most anticipated films of the year has finally arrived to theaters. Filmmaker Jordan Peele has done it again, creating another classic horror film that has established a new kind of film genre where diverse faces are the main characters. The tone and pace of the film are exhilarating and terrifying, with great visuals to accompany the outstanding cast. By the large attendance at its SXSW premiere there is no doubt this film will open strong and generate another global hit for Peele and his team.
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan 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 (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), 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.
Peele wrote, directed and produced for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper.
Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 22, 2019.