Jack Nicholson’s grandson, Duke Nicholson, joins Jordan Peele’s Us
According to Variety, Duke Nicholson has signed on to make his film acting debut in Academy Award winner Jordan Peele’s new social thriller film Us. Nicholson is the grandson of Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson (The Shining, The Departed, The Bucket List).
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Tim Heidecker (Ant-Man and the Wasp) along with newly added cast members, Shahadi Wright Joseph (Hairspray Live!), Evan Alex (Mani), Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon and Noelle Sheldon (Friends).
Get Out was a massive success for Universal and Peele in his directorial debut, earning over $255 million globally off a $4.5 million budget. The film also earned widespread praise from critics and audiences for its deft blend of comedy and horror, as well as its trenchant themes and subtle messages hidden throughout the film. It was nominated for four Academy Awards, with Peele winning for Best Original Screenplay, making him the first African-American writer to win the award.
Us will be written and directed by Peele and will also produce through his Monkeypaw Productions. The film is being produce by Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper with Daniel Lupi to executive produce.
Plot details are currently being kept under wraps for Us, but it’s been discussed that it will be very much in the vein of Get Out‘s social thriller genre. Production on the film is currently underway and will be released by Universal Pictures on March 15, 2019.
Peele is currently in talks to produce a remake of director Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror film adaptation, Candyman. He is also busy working on other projects such as: the comedy series, Weird City for YouTube Premium; HBO’s Lovecraft Country and the CBS series remake of The Twilight Zone.