Last week, we shared the official poster for Us, Academy Award winner Jordan Peele's follow up to Get Out. Today we have more details (via Entertainment Weekly) on the film's plot, which will explore another set of multi-layered relationships.
In the film,
"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…"
Speaking with the site, Peele had this to say of the 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.”
According to EW, Peele gave Nyong'o a list of films to watch in preparation for the role, including 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.
Written and directed by Peele, Us also stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon.
Universal has dated the film for a March 15th, 2019 theatrical release.
Check out some new photos from the film below.