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Us is an upcoming 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film written and directed by Jordan Peele. It stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Anna Diop, and follows a family who are confronted by a group of doppelgängers.

Us
Us (2019 movie poster).jpg
Teaser poster
Directed byJordan Peele
Produced by
Written byJordan Peele
Starring
Music byMichael Abels
CinematographyMike Gioulakis
Edited byNicholas Monsour
Production
companies
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 8, 2019 (2019-03-08) (SXSW)
  • March 22, 2019 (2019-03-22) (United States)
Running time
120 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$24.6 million[2]

The project was first announced in February 2018, and much of the cast joined that summer. Peele also produces alongside Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick (with the trio previously having collaborated on BlacKkKlansman and Peele's Get Out), as well as Ian Cooper. Filming took place from July to October 2018 in California.

It will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2019. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on March 22, 2019, by Universal Pictures.

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PremiseEdit

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their children to their beach house, hoping to spend time with friends. Their serenity soon turns to tension and chaos when a group of "strangers" arrive.[3]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

In February 2018, director Jordan Peele said in an interview that he was writing a film that he would shoot and direct for Universal Pictures later that year.[4] In May 2018, it was reported that the film had been titled Us.[5] It was also revealed that Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss would star in the film.[6] In July 2018, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Anna Diop joined the cast.[7][8] Additionally, at the start of principal production, the rest of the cast was announced.[9] In September 2018, Duke Nicholson, grandson of Jack Nicholson, joined the cast in his film debut.[10]

FilmingEdit

Principal production commenced on July 30, 2018, with filming starting shortly after, in Santa Cruz, California. Filming and initial production concluded on October 8, 2018.[9]

Post-productionEdit

The visual effects are provided by Industrial Light & Magic and Supervised by Grady Cofer.[11]

ReleaseEdit

The film will have its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 8, 2019.[12] It is then scheduled to be released in the United States on March 22, 2019, after previously having been scheduled for a March 15 release.[13]

MarketingEdit

The official trailer was released on December 25, 2018.[14] The trailer, which featured a darker version of the song "I Got 5 on It" by Luniz, featured a similar tone, editing and shots as Peele's Get Out, prompting people online to speculate the two films were set in the same universe.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://schedule.sxsw.com/2019/films/2008369
  2. ^ Film and Television Tax Credit Program Program 2.0 (PDF) (Report). California Film Commission. p. 4. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Erbland, Kate; Erbland, Kate (December 25, 2018). "'Us' First Trailer: Jordan Peele Introduces a New Horror Mythology (And New Monsters)". IndieWire. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jordan Peele Reveals Plans to Shoot Next Movie Later This Year". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 8, 2018). "Jordan Peele Reveals Title of Next Film; Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss Eyed to Star (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Borys Kit & Mia Galuppo (May 8, 2018). "Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss Circling New Jordan Peele Movie 'Us' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 11, 2018). "Jordan Peele Social Horror Thriller 'Us' Adds Tim Heidecker". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (July 19, 2018). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Adds Yahya Abdul-Mateen II And Anna Diop To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  9. ^ a b D'Alessandro, Anthony (July 30, 2018). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Starts Production, Rounds Out Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  10. ^ Kroll, Justin (September 14, 2018). "Jack Nicholson's Grandson to Make Acting Debut in Jordan Peele's 'Us' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Us - The Art of VFXThe Art of VFX". www.artofvfx.com. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (January 8, 2019). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' to Open SXSW Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 8, 2019). "Jordan Peele's 'Us' To Hit Theaters A Week Later After Landing SXSW Opening Night Slot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 8, 2019.
  14. ^ "Us - Official Trailer [HD]". www.youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  15. ^ Jared Richards (December 27, 2018). "Here's Why Fans Think Jordan Peele's Next Film 'Us' Is Connected To 'Get Out'". Junkee. Retrieved December 27, 2018.

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