Jordan Peele’s Us world premiere set for SXSW opening night movie
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele’s (Get Out) upcoming social thriller movie Us will be making its world premiere as SXSW’s opening night movie in Austin, TX on Friday, March 8, Deadline has confirmed. The movie will be released in theaters a week later on March 15.
Janet Pierson, Director of Film, said: “We are crazy excited to world premiere the most anticipated film of 2019 from the creative powerhouse the brought us Get Out. We honestly couldn’t imagine a more perfect film to kick off the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.”
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us 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 about 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 to discover the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway. Us pits an ordinary American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Us is written and directed by Peele, who also produces through his Monkeypaw Productions. The film is produced by Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper with Daniel Lupi executive producing.