First Photos and New Plot Details for Jordan Peele's New Horror Thriller US
I’ve been intrigued by everything that I’ve heard about and seen of director Jordan Peele’s upcoming new horror thriller Us, and today we have two new photos and a new synopsis to share with you thanks to EW.
This should tide us over until we see the first trailer for the film drop on Christmas day, because what better way to celebrate Christmas than with a trailer for a disturbing and twisted film!
Us. has a great cast that include Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker, and here’s the synopsis:
The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide — who’s haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway… (Did shivers just go up your spine?)
You can see a visual of that below:
When talking about the film with EW, Peele explained that this is going to be a monster film:
“For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology, I wanted to do something that was more firmly in the horror genre but still held on to my love of movies that are twisted but fun.”
It is also explained that Peele gave Nyong’o a list of ten films to watch to help her prepare for her role. Those film include Dead Again, The Shining, The Babadook, It Follows, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Birds, Funny Games, Martyrs, Let the Right One In, and The Sixth Sense. That should give you a sense of the tone that Peele is going for.
Nyong’o said about the film, “It turns into this relentless nightmare that taps into [Adelaide’s] deepest fears and ours as well — the idea that we might be our own worst enemies.”
Us will be released in March of 2019.