New ‘Us’ Trailer: Jordan Peele’s Next Film Looks Creepy AF



Universal Pictures

We can’t wait for this one.

Check out the new trailer Universal Pictures has released for Us, the sophomore feature effort from Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele. The very creepy-looking film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss and follows a family that comes face to face with horror: their evil doppelgängers.



His first film was a massive hit, earning an impressive $US255 million from a budget of $US4.5 million and winning Peele an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. It’s a very high bar for a follow-up to reach, but by the looks of this one, Peele could very well have another hit on his hands.

Us, also starring Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon, arrives in Australia on March 14 and hits the US on March 22.

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.

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