New Photo From Jordan Peele's Horror Film US Features Lupita Nyong’o Protecting Her Kids
There’s still so much that we don’t know about Jordan Peele’s new film Us, but we know that it’s going to be a nightmarish horror thriller. We’ll have a much better idea of what to expect tomorrow when the first trailer for the movie drops.
While we wait for that new trailer, we have a new photo to share with you featuring Lupita Nyong’o protecting her two kids, who are played by Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex. While talking to Games Radar, Peele explains, “In this scene, our hero family’s vacation home is being invaded by a group of terrifying and shadowy individuals.”
You can get your first look at those “shadowy individuals” in a previously released photo here. The filmmaker went on to say:
“Lupita Nyong’o is the kind of actor who consistently rises to the most extreme stakes, and her passion and commitment to character building is on another level. I discovered Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex through an audition process. It became immediately apparent that, despite their age, these young actors possess an ability and range far beyond their years. Over the course of filming, it was incredible to watch a familial bond form between these actors, and it really shines on the screen.”
Nyong’o is joined by Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker in the film, 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?)
Nyong’o went on to say that this family’s journey “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.