Jordan Peele made his mark on the film industry with his controversial 2017 breakout movie Get Out. According to Variety Magazine, “Get Out was by far the most successful box office performer in the category for Universal, with more than $250 million in worldwide grosses.” The movie went on to earn Peel an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Now, thanks to his trailer tease, Peele has fans highly anticipating his upcoming film Us scheduled to hit theaters just before spring. What seems to be the trademark and important part of the horror thriller are a pair of scissors featured in the movie’s poster. Peele has mentioned that Us would not have any connection or be a sequel to Get Out, but according to OkayPlayer, the writer/director has publicly stated that he plans to do more “social thrillers.”
After months of knowing very little detail about the movie, we now know the plot seems to be centered around a home invasion of an African American family on vacation, however, who they find invading their house is beyond anyone they would ever expect. Why you ask? Because the invaders are an alternate version of themselves! Peele released this important quote about the movie on Twitter: “Watch Yourself.”
Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o is the leading actress in Us. Peele assigned her, and the entire cast, movies to watch in preparation for filming. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “These films included: The Birds (1963), The Shining (1980), Dead Again (1991), Funny Games (1997), The Sixth Sense (1999), A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), Martyrs (2008), Let the Right One In (2008), The Babadook (2014) and It Follows (2014).”
Universal Pictures will release Us in theaters everywhere on March 15th. Watch the Us trailer for yourself below.