Jordan Peele has been busy since the release of his directorial debut Get Out, the horror film about modern racism which won Peele the Oscar for best original screenplay. He is working on a remake of the 1992 horror movie Candyman, he’s a voice actor in the upcoming Toy Story 4, and he’s heading The Twilight Zone reboot for CBS. But he’s not stopping there – earlier this year, Peele announced his follow-up to Get Out – Us – and now we have the first details about the film.
Watch yourself. pic.twitter.com/6Wg859TK0r
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) December 13, 2018
Peele Tweets a new poster for the film, along with a cryptic message – “Watch yourself.” Us will star Academy Award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Black Panther‘s Winston Duke, and Emmy-winning star of the The Handmaid’s Tale, Elizabeth Moss.
In addition, SlashFilm has shared the first plot synopsis of the film. If you’re at all worried about story spoilers, the summary is about as vague as you can get:
A mother (Nyong’o) and a father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (Elizabeth Moss). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.
After Peele Tweeted the image of the gloved hands holding a pair of metal scissors, he announces that the first trailer for the film will drop on Christmas. The promos and trailers for Get Out did an excellent job of reeling viewers in without detailing too much of the plot, and I would imagine that he will do the same with Us. The director has expressed an interest in continuing to write horror films that address social issues. With two black actors cast as leads in Us, perhaps he intends to further explore racial tensions through the horror genre as he did so compellingly with Get Out. Knowing what Peele is capable of, it will be exciting to hear more this Christmas!
Us is set to release on March 15, 2019.