Everything we know about Jordan Peele’s Us, from its brand new trailer to its cast.
Us is the upcoming film from writer-director Jordan Peele, the mind behind the 2017 hit Get Out, which fortunately already has a trailer, release date and more. Get Out was the popular comedian’s directorial feature debut and is already regarded as one of the best debuts in recent years; certainly huge praise. So, expectations for his sophomore effort – Us – have been astronomically high ever since the project was first announced.
It has been billed as a spiritual sequel to Get Out and is likely to tackle themes of race in similarly subversive ways. The narrative concerns a vacationing family who are subsequently terrorised by their doppelgängers. When the trailer dropped we were all asking “why?” about so much of the imagery and detail featured in the trailer, which is exactly what we want from a Peele film. We want it to test and provoke us, urging us to ask broader questions about the world in which this film envisions. It’s undoubtedly one of the most anticipated films of 2019 and when the trailer dropped we began thinking immediately.
It’s a terrific trailer which shows us so much yet communicates no definitive expectations. What it does show us is the cast, which is made up of some pretty exceptional performers. In the role of the parents, we have Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther, 12 Years a Slave) and Winston Duke (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War), with a supporting cast featuring the likes of Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom) Anna Diop (Titans) and more. It’s set to screen at South by Southwest Film Festival in America on March 8, 2019, and then general release shortly after. UK and US audiences will see the film reach general release on March 22, 2019.
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