Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Jordan Peele's 'Us'; Here's What We Know So Far

Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Jordan Peele's 'Us'; Here's What We Know So Far

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Last year, Jordan Peele's "social horror" thriller Get Out was an unexpected success, both with audiences and critics. Soon after the film was nominated for three Academy Awards -- Peele himself ending up winning an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay -- Peele announced he was writing his next film and planned to direct it for Universal Pictures.

Now the casting process has begun. Thanks to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, we know the title and the first three actors who have been touted for starring roles. Here's a roundup of what we know so far.

What is the title and premise of the movie?

As newly revealed by Peele, it's titled Us. We don't know the premise yet, though it reportedly will revolve around two couples, one white, one black. The first image teases that it's "a new nightmare."

Who are the possible stars?

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave; Black Panther, top) is in talks to star. Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) is described as the "top choice" for another lead role, while Winston Duke (Avengers: Infinity War) is also being eyed for a lead role. If things work out, Nyong'o and Duke would play a couple.

Will it be another horror thriller?

Judging from the tag line for the first image, it sure sounds like it! Earlier this year, Peele said: "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."

Will Jordan Peele direct, as planned?

Yes. He wrote the script and will also share in producing the project.

When can we see it?

Universal has scheduled Us for theatrical release on March 15, 2019.

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