Jordan Peele and the cast of Us have shed some light on the upcoming horror movie. In addition, two first-look photos have been released, teasing a movie that will play off of some of the audience's worst fears. We were recently treated to the first poster for Peele's highly anticipated follow up to Get Out and he let us know that the trailer drops on Christmas day, which is just a few short days away.
In a new interview, Jordan Peele and the cast reveal some information about Us, which is shrouded in mystery. Peele has a lot to live up to after the breakout success of Get Out, his directorial debut and the movie that earned him an Academy Award. While not going into too much detail, the director spoke about what he wanted to accomplish with Us. He had this to say.
"For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology. I wanted to do something that was more firmly in the horror genre but still held on to my love of movies that are twisted but fun."
The brief information that we have about Us centers on main characters Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, played by Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, when they take their two children to Adelaide's old childhood beach house in Northern California for summer vacation. After a while, Adelaide starts to grow paranoid, believing that something terrible is going to happen to her family. Some of her past trauma starts to creep in as the paranoia worsens. After coming home from the beach, the Wilsons see four people in red standing at the end of the driveway, which is detailed in one of ominous first-look images. Jordan Peele also revealed that the monsters in the movie are called the Tethered.
Lupita Nyong'o says that she was looking forward to working with Jordan Peele on Us because she loved Get Out so much. While she kept pretty quiet about the plot of the movie, she did mention what movies that Peele had her watch to prepare for her role. The movies include Dead Again, The Shining, The Babadook, It Follows, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Birds, Funny Games, Martyrs, Let the Right One In, and The Sixth Sense. Nyong'o also talked about what audiences can expect when they see Us for the first time. She explains.
"It turns into this relentless nightmare that taps into (Adelaide's) deepest fears and ours as well - the idea that we might be our own worst enemies."
Us reunites Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke from Black Panther and Jordan Peele was very happy with their on set chemistry. Duke admits that he did not want to come off like a warrior in the horror movie, noting that his character is like Homer Simpson - a lovable dad, but flawed. As we continue to get teased about what Us is really about, things are starting to become more intriguing. In addition to Nyong'o and Duke, the movie also stars Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker as the Tyler family and Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex, who play the Wilson children. You can check out the first look images from Us below, thanks to Entertainment Weekly.