Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Us, the “new nightmare” from Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele, which sees Black Panther stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as two parents who go on a family vacation, only to find themselves terrorised by mysterious strangers who turn out to be their doppelgangers. Take a look at the trailer here, along with an updated synopsis…
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, 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 going 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. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Us is set for release on March 15th 2019 and sees Jordan Peele (Get Out) directing a cast that includes Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down), Anna Diop (24: Legacy), Shahadi Wright Joseph (The Lion King), Evan Alex (Kidding), Cali Sheldon (Friends), Noelle Sheldon (Friends) and newcomer Madison Curry.