‘Us’ is one of the most anticipated movies of 2019, and it’s not even a sequel. Instead, moviegoers are excited simply because this is the second film from Jordan Peele, the creator of ‘Get Out’, one of the most exciting horror flicks in recent years. (Peele won an Academy Award for the screenplay.)
In this film, the Wilson Family– played by Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex– head to the northern California shore for summer vacation, but they are confronted by four terrifying house guests. But as teased in the trailers, these are just four random strangers. “It’s us,” whispered Jason Wilson (Alex).
With the movie opening next month, promotions are increasing, and the newest bit of hype arrives in the form of a new poster. This image features Nyong’o removing a “mask” of her regular face, to reveal the horrifying “evil” face underneath. It calls to mind the classic “comedy” and “tragedy” masks, and knowing Peele, ‘Us’ likely contains a lot of both.
Check out the poster below:
‘Us’ also stars Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker.
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.
‘Us’ opens on March 22.