Merry Christmas! Jordan Peele’s present to us is the first trailer for Us, his highly-anticipated followup to Get Out starring Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss. Whereas Get Out was something of a stealth modern horror film, Us seems to wear its genre trappings like the blood-red robes of its antagonists, and carry a commentary as cutting as the eerie gold scissors they hold. With elements of The Strangers, Peele’s take on the home invasion subgenre nonetheless has a fascinating twist.
Doppelgängers are a mainstay of horror, but we can’t wait to see what Peele does pitting Lupita against Lupita, as well as the other members of the Wilson family.
The official (and rather detailed) synopsis from Universal Pictures:
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.
Us comes to theaters March 14, 2019.