Jordan Peele’s new horror movie "Us" will have its world premiere as the opening night film at the SXSW Film Festival on March 8. The film will hit theaters the following week on March 15th.
It had been rumored to be the secret screening at Sundance this coming January, alas, that will not come to pass.
“We are crazy excited to world premiere the most anticipated film of 2019 from the creative powerhouse the brought us Get Out,” Janet Pierson, director of SXSW film. “We honestly couldn’t imagine a more perfect film to kick off the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.”
South by Southwest Conference and Festivals runs from March 8-17.
Consider me a tad intrigued by this first trailer of Jordan Peele's "Us," which is his sophomore effort, after the triumph that was "Get Out." There's no doubt in my mind that Peele is a promising filmmaker, his debut made waves in a manner that could be compared to Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," it shook the industry. Peele ended up winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in the process.
We have a film that has the potential to deliver decent spooks, in ways that look very similar to the thrills that were given to us with 2009's "The Strangers."
"A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited."
“Us” will be in theaters on March 15, 2019.