First Look at Jordan Peele’s US Hints at Terrifying Possibilities
With Christmas Day fast approaching and a promised trailer set to drop, it’s only obvious that the marketing blitz for Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us would begin. It’s doing so by the reveal of a coupe of photos over at EW as well as some quotes from Peele and stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, who reveal some very interesting information.
“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…“
Peele told the site, “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.”
In talking about doing something in the horror genre, Nyong’o explains, “The very fact that I have not done anything like it was appealing, because it promised growth and excitement and new territory.”
Duke, who played M’Baku in Marvel’s Black Panther adds, “It was important for me to not come off as a warrior in this film. He’s very sporadic and impulsive, he’s the husband and the alpha, and I think that leads to some of the conflict that is in the marriage when we meet the Wilsons.”
Perhaps the greatest clue as to what we might expect to see comes from Nyong’o, who stated, “…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.”
You damn well better believe that after the incredibly impressive Get Out that we’re going to be in theaters on March 15, 2019, when Us opens!