Jordan Peele continues to establish himself as a leading voice in cinematic horror.
Jordan Peele's Get Out follow-up, Us, is set to arrive on March 22nd. Yesterday, fans were treated to a brand new Super Bowl trailer, which, while brief, helped shed some light on the mysterious narrative. Not exactly much, but enough to entice. The film, which stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex, appears to center around a family tormented by a quartet of grotesque doppelgangers. While certain elements appear to draw from the home invasion genre, cult-like imagery seems to suggest a larger force at work. Check out the trailer for yourself.
With stunning cinematography and a budding auteur behind the camera, Us appears to be one of the year's early hits. Not to mention, Peele has already heaped praise upon Lupita's performance, comparing her work to Anthony Hopkins' Oscar-winning turn in The Silence Of The Lambs. "She carried this anticipatory gravity in that scene where you just know,” says Peele. “I feel like her performance is on par with Hannibal Lecter gravitas in this movie.”
Keep an eye out for more footage from Us, though don't expect to be spoonfed any plot details. All signs produce to a thrilling mystery, with an added dose of nightmare fuel throughout. Horror fans, are you excited for this one?