Jordan Peele’s Us pushed back one week
Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated horror thriller Us is being pushed back one week in order to “build more buzz,” according to Variety. The Universal Pictures film was selected as the opening title of the South by Southwest Film Festival, and the studio is hoping to capitalize on the (hopefully) positive word of mouth. The film will now open on March 22.
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.