Comedy actor Jordan Peele surprised everyone last year with his debut movie as writer and director Get Out (2017). Very far from his stand-up and parodical antics from his career in acting, the film was a very sober horror thriller with a good dose of social criticism about a young African-American man who visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where nothing is what it seems turning the peaceful trip into a real nightmare. The movie was extremely well written (in fact Peele won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay) and managed to thrill the audiences from the first second to the very last one; something not so easy to achieve nowadays and even less coming from being his first film.
High expectations were around Jordan Peele to see what could be his next step. Despite his past in comedy, the media were betting that his next work would also be swimming in the seas of horror and mystery. And now, with the announce of Us (2019), his next work already in pre-production, it’s been clarified that the suspicions were right. Not much is known from its plot, but it’s been described as a social thriller about two couples, one black and one white, in the suburbs of a big city. And, hopefully as expected, all that coated in creepy mystery.
As his previous movie Get Out (2017), Us (2019) is also written by Jordan Peele and produced by Blumhouse Productions in association with Universal Pictures. The casting is not official yet, but rumors attach actors Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale (2017– )), Lupita Nyong’o (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)) and Winston Duke (Black Panther (2018)) to the production.
Although the filming of Us (2019) has not started yet, we already know the opening day in theaters will be the 15th of March next year 2019. Obviously, it’s too early to generate big expectations, but if this new movie follows the outstanding quality of Jordan Peele’s debut film this might be one of the most interesting movies of the upcoming year. And if you think this is exaggerated, check out our review for Get Out (2017) and then run to see the movie.
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