Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss Reportedly In Talks To Star In Jordan Peele’s New Film ‘Us’
All eyes are anticipating the next move of filmmaker Jordan Peele. Now, a few details about his follow-up to Get Out are here.
A Must-See Follow-Up
Peele's directorial debut, a clever social horror movie that stormed the box office and the Academy Awards, where it was nominated for four gongs, winning one, was a take-notice calling card for a brand-new talent.
His follow-up was left annoyingly mysterious, but it's now been confirmed that it will tantalizingly be called Us. Peele announced on social media on Tuesday, tweeting it out accompanied by a creepy teaser image.
pic.twitter.com/6j43s9YC8e— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) May 9, 2018
According to Variety, sources revealed that actress Lupita Nyong'o, who appeared in Star Wars and Black Panther and won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years A Slave, is in talks to star.
Also slated to appear is The Handmaid's Tale's Elisabeth Moss. Both women are up for leads in the movie, with Winston Duke, who featured as M'Baku in Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War, being eyed for an additional starring role.
The film is the first project under Peele's highly-coveted first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed alongside his Monkeypaw Productions last spring.
Making His Mark
Get Out was a massive worldwide hit, opening at No. 1 at the domestic box office and ultimately grossing $255 million worldwide. Critics lavished it with praise, and Peele went on to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. He was the first black writer ever to take home the award.
Peele will once again write and direct Us, with plot details kept under wraps for the moment. The only description thus far sets the film up as an original and provocative thriller, much like its predecessor. The teaser image shared by Peele also described the flick as a new nightmare from his mind.
The premise reportedly focuses on two couples, one white, the other black. It's reasonable to assume Duke and Nyong'o would play one couple, with Moss and an as-yet-unknown actor opposite her playing the white component.
Peele will produce for Monkeypaw, along with Jason Blum's unstoppable Blumhouse, which also tackled Get Out. The film has a March 15, 2019 release date.
The Key & Peele co-creator and star, predominantly known for his comedy work prior to Get Out, has had a busy year. After his debut flick stormed the worldwide box office, he and wife and Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Chelsea Peretti welcomed their first son in July.