Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong’o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther’s Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway.
Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Originally had a March 15th 2019 theatrical release.
According to a recent interview with writer/director Jordan Peele this is a creature feature. Here's what he had to say: "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." He reveals that the monsters in the movie are referred to as "the Tethered." Actress Lupita Nyong’o went on to say... "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." (12/20/18)
Jack Nicholson's grandson, Duke Nicholson, makes his feature film acting debut with this film.
Tim Heidecker (one of the co-creators and stars of Adult Swim’s Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!) has joined the cast.
Lupita Nyong'o is said to be in negotiations, while Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss' potential deals are in earlier stages. (5/8/18)
Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o would play one couple, while Elisabeth Moss would play part of the other couple.
Described as a "social horror thriller."
This is Jordan Peele's next film after the highly-acclaimed and award-winning Get Out.