Universal Pictures has dropped a doozy of a first trailer for Us, the next film from Get Out Oscar winner Jordan Peele.
The film follows Adelaide (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband (Winston Duke) and their two kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) as they head back to her beachside home for a getaway. The paranoia she’s soon experiencing is unexplained… until they’re coming face to face with horrifying doppelgängers of themselves.
There’s a lot to comb through in the first trailer, which boasts some very creepy happenings and hints of seriously messed up moments. But what is going on? Some kind of cloning experiment gone wrong? Is Adelaide simply losing her mind? Are they all under some kind of hallucinatory spell/chemical? We can’t wait for this.
Us, also starring Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon, arrives in Australia on March 14 and hits the US on March 15.
Official synopsis for Us:
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 (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.
Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.