Jordan Peele's 'Us' Frightens SXSW; Here's Everything We Know

Jordan Peele's 'Us' Frightens SXSW; Here's Everything We Know

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Jordan Peele's "social horror" thriller Get Out was an unexpected success, both with audiences and critics. The thriller was nominated for three Academy Awards and Peele won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

What about his next project, titled Us? It looks totally unnerving. Here's everything we know about the thriller, including recent reactions from its world premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

What is the story?

Here is the official synopsis: "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."

Who stars?

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave; Black Panther), Winston Duke (Avengers: Infinity War), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale), Tim Heidecker and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman) lead the cast.

Who wrote the script and directed?

Jordan Peele. He also shared in producing the movie.

How was the film received when it debuted recently at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas?

Rapturously. Check Rotten Tomatoes for the current critical score and to read reviews.



When can we see it?

Universal will open Us in theaters everywhere on March 22.

Watch the most recent trailer below.

Watch the first trailer below.

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