Jordan Peele second outing behind the camera is another horror movie with US.
Peele revealed that for his next movie he wanted to build a new monster mythos.
“For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology,” Peele told Entertainment Weekly on Thursday.
We are our own worst enemy. A new nightmare from the mind of Academy Award Winner @JordanPeele, writer/director of Get Out. Watch the trailer for #UsMovie and get tickets now: https://t.co/h6ojaQj2R2 #WatchYourself pic.twitter.com/cDpePe1U7e
— Us (@UsMovie) December 25, 2018
The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide — who’s haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway…
Erik Davis, managing editor at Fandango, tweeted that he had previewed the trailer with Peele, and quoted the director as saying, “It’s important to note that this movie, unlike Get Out, is not about race. Instead it’s about something I feel has become an undeniable truth — that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.”
I previewed the #US trailer earlier this month w/ @JordanPeele, who said: “It’s important to note that this movie, unlike GET OUT, is not about race. Instead it’s about something I feel has become an undeniable truth – that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.” pic.twitter.com/3QLnO9nVJl
— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) December 25, 2018
The movie stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke,Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon.
Us opens in theaters on March 15, 2019.