If you’re like me, that first trailer for Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror attraction was all you really needed to be sold on it. Like Get Out before it, Us looks to be quite the crowd-pleasing experience — one that will likely have a couple more layers to it than your standard horror fare. But we still have a hot minute until that film hits — a little over two months.
Us is set to hit theaters on March 15 of this year, but it looks like some folks will be able to see it earlier. According to a new press release, Us will be having its world premiere at SXSW on Friday, March 8, 2019. It may only be a week early, but if you have bad case of the jitters over waiting that week, I hope you have a ticket to the coveted film festival.
Here’s what they had to say in a press release:
“We are crazy excited to world premiere the most anticipated film of 2019 from the creative powerhouse that brought us Get Out,” said Janet Pierson, Director of Film. “We honestly couldn’t imagine a more perfect film to kick off the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.”
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.
Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions, alongside Monkeypaw creative director Ian Cooper, in the company’s first solo production venture. Also producing are Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Written and directed by Peele, Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.
Sadly, a trip to festival isn’t in my future, but if it’s in yours, it may be worth doing everything you can to nab a seat. But is it worth it to you if the film will be opening just a week later? Only you can be the judge of that.
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