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Jordan Peele announces 'Us', a 'Get Out'-esque film

Daveena Kataria Friday 11 May 2018

After blowing us away with the mind-fuck that was 'Get Out', the now Oscar award winning director, Jordan Peele is back with another project. Sharing an image via his Twitter account, Peele announced that 'Us' is set for release during March 2019. The upcoming film has been dubbed a "new nightmare".

Despite not knowing much about the upcoming thriller, we do know that it'll be set in the suburbs and revolve around two couples, one black and the other caucasian. Talents, Lupita Nyong'o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke have all been in talks regarding their participation in the film.

Speaking to Slash Film some time back now, Peele confessed that in returning to cinema, he wants to explore themes beyond race.

"One thing I know is that this is genre, and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun, genre of intrigue is my favorite (sic). That's my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble 'Get Out'. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one."

 'Get Out'

Beyond 'Get Out

'Get Out' began as an independent film but very quickly became a huge success and a cultural phenomenon. During this year's award season, 'Get Out' earned so much attention that it ended up earning an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. Since then, Jordan Peele has been more than busy with his upcoming projects including that of HBO series 'Lovecraft Country' or the TBS series 'The Last O.G.'. 'Us' will mark Peele's return to cinema.

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