Jordan Peele is stepping back onto the director’s chair with his follow-up to Get Out, “US.”
Peele announced to the world that his next film will be called Us, and as its tagline — “a new nightmare” — made clear, Us will be operating in a horror (or, at least, horror-ish) vein. Variety later reported that Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss are in talks to star in the feature, with Black Panther’s Winston Duke also being eyed for a prominent role. As with Get Out, Peele will both write and direct the film, which will be produced and distributed by Universal Pictures.
The plot of Us is being kept under wraps, with Universal’s press release only referring to the film as an “original and provocative thriller.” Speaking with the Hollywood Reporter in February, Peele claimed that, with his latest endeavor, “I’m just trying to entertain myself again. … One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite. That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”
Check out the trailer for US below: