What do you do after you win a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for your first film, which also landed you Best Director and Best Picture nominations? If you’re Jordan Peele, you jump straight into your next projects. On top of helming the new reboot of The Twilight Zone, lending his voice to Toy Story 4 and producing a new Candyman movie, Peele is getting back behind the camera. And if you thought Get Out was tough enough to Google, wait for Us.
Peele has talked about wanting to continue making ‘social thrillers’ following Get Out, and if the synopsis from /Film is anything to go by, Us will continue down those tracks:
A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
Sounds very familiar to horror fans, but this is Jordan Peele, and the synopsis of ‘A black man goes to visit his white girlfriend’s parents’ didn’t go exactly like we thought it would. Also look at that poster!
How very Serial Mom! And those scissors. Do I see horns?
Us will open on March 15th 2019 in US cinemas.