New ‘Us’ Poster Shows Lupita Nyong’o in a Terrifying Face Off

     February 6, 2019

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Universal has released a new poster for Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film Us. The new movie from the Get Out filmmaker centers on the Wilson family who are enjoying an idyllic summer getaway when they’re confronted by mysterious figures at their vacation home. Those figures turn out to be sinister doppelgangers of the Wilson family, showing that our greatest enemies tend to be ourselves.

This poster is suitably creepy, and it’s a testament to the marketing of the film that I’m already terrified of seeing this movie, but I know I also have to see it. Audiences at SXSW will get the first look at Us before it opens nationwide, so definitely keep an ear out for that buzz coming out of Austin next month.

Check out the Us poster below. The film opens March 15th and stars Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Evan Alex, and Shahadi Wright Joseph.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Us:

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. Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.

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