Us -2019 Film

Us is an upcoming American psychological horror-thriller film written and directed by Jordan Peele. It stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Anna Diop, and follows a family who are confronted by a group of doppelgängers. The project was first announced in February 2018, and much of the cast joined that summer. Peele produces the film alongside Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick (with the trio previously having collaborated on Get Out and BlacKkKlansman), as well as Ian Cooper. Filming took place from July to October 2018 in California.

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Us
Teaser poster
Directed byJordan Peele
Produced by
Written byJordan Peele
Starring
Music byMichael Abels
CinematographyMike Gioulakis
Edited byNicholas Monsour
Production
companies
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08) (SXSW)
  • March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes[4]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$20 million[5]

Us is an upcoming American psychological horror-thriller film written and directed by Jordan Peele. It stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Anna Diop, and follows a family who are confronted by a group of doppelgängers.

The project was first announced in February 2018, and much of the cast joined that summer. Peele produces the film alongside Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick (with the trio previously having collaborated on Get Out and BlacKkKlansman), as well as Ian Cooper. Filming took place from July to October 2018 in California.

Us will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2019 and is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 22, 2019, by Universal Pictures.

Premise

Husband and wife, Gabe (Winston Duke) and Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o), take their children to their beach house, hoping to spend time with friends. Their serenity soon turns to tension and chaos when a group of strangers (referred to as 'The Tethered') who look exactly like them arrive.

Cast

Production

In February 2018, director Jordan Peele said in an interview that he was writing a film that he would shoot and direct for Universal Pictures later that year.[6] In May 2018, it was reported that the film had been titled Us.[7] It was also revealed that Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss would star in the film.[8]

After being dismayed by the "genre confusion" of Get Out, Peele opted to make Us a full-on horror movie, which was described by Rolling Stone as "spill-your-soda scary" compared to the "existentially terrifying" Get Out.[9] Peele has said that an inspiration for Us was The Twilight Zone episode "Mirror Image".[9]

In July 2018, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Anna Diop joined the cast.[10][11] Additionally, at the start of principal production, the rest of the cast was announced.[12] In September 2018, Duke Nicholson, grandson of Jack Nicholson, joined the cast in his film debut.[13]

Principal production commenced on July 30, 2018, with filming starting shortly after, in Santa Cruz, California. Filming and initial production concluded on October 8, 2018.[12]

The visual effects are provided by The Walt Disney Company's Industrial Light & Magic subsidiary and supervised by Grady Cofer.[14]

Marketing

The official trailer was released on December 25, 2018.[15] The trailer, which featured a darker version of the song "I Got 5 On It" by Luniz, featured a similar tone, editing, and shots as Peele's Get Out, prompting people online to speculate the two films were set in the same universe.[16]

A second trailer was released on February 3, 2019 for Super Bowl LIII. The trailer features a narration from Lupita Nyong'o's character Adelaide speaking with her husband Gabriel about the strange coincidences happening since they arrived at their beach house, describing it as a "black cloud" hanging over them. The new theatrical release date for March 22 was announced at the end of the trailer.[17]

Release

The film will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2019.[18] The film was originally going to be released on March 15, 2019, but was pushed back a week to March 22, 2019, following the announcement of its South by Southwest premiere.[19]

References

  1. "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Will Have Its World Premiere at 2019 SXSW Film Festival". Slash Film. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  2. "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Trailer Spoils Just Enough To Whet The Appetite". Forbes. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Trailer Spoils Just Enough To Whet The Appetite". Forbes. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008369
  5. "Us (2019)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  6. "Jordan Peele Reveals Plans to Shoot Next Movie Later This Year". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  7. Kroll, Justin (May 8, 2018). "Jordan Peele Reveals Title of Next Film; Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss Eyed to Star (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  8. Borys Kit & Mia Galuppo (May 8, 2018). "Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss Circling New Jordan Peele Movie 'Us' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  9. 1 2 Hiatt, Brian (January 29, 2019). "The All-American Nightmares of Jordan Peele". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  10. D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 11, 2018). "Jordan Peele Social Horror Thriller 'Us' Adds Tim Heidecker". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  11. N'Duka, Amanda (July 19, 2018). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II And Anna Diop To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  12. 1 2 D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 30, 2018). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Starts Production, Rounds Out Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  13. Kroll, Justin (September 14, 2018). "Jack Nicholson's Grandson to Make Acting Debut in Jordan Peele's 'Us' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  14. "Us - The Art of VFXThe Art of VFX". www.artofvfx.com. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  15. "Us - Official Trailer [HD]". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  16. Jared Richards (December 27, 2018). "Here's Why Fans Think Jordan Peele's Next Film 'Us' Is Connected To 'Get Out'". Junkee. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  17. Kaplan, Ilana; Kaplan, Ilana (2019-02-03). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Reveals New Trailer Ahead of Super Bowl". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2019-02-03.
  18. McNary, Dave (January 8, 2019). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' to Open SXSW Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  19. D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 8, 2019). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' To Hit Theaters A Week Later After Landing SXSW Opening Night Slot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
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