UPDATE 23 MARCH 2019: Read my 4.5/5 review of Us
Check out Us director Jordan Peele and his cast talking at the movie’s SXSW premiere in Austin last week.
I haven’t read the reviews yet (I try not to until I’ve written my own) but the consensus seems to be that Peele’s horror is an astonishing, multi-layered film that takes a long time to unpack.
Billed as “a new nightmare”, the Wilson family are holidaying at the beach with friends; that night Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke), and their two children Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Jason (Evan Alex) are disturbed by a family of four standing on their driveway in the dark.
Attacking and breaking into the house, it turns out the new family are doppelgangers of the Wilsons themselves, and what follows is a terrifying battle of wits – where, says Adelaide, one of the families has to die.
Us is out in the UK and US on 22 March so not too long to wait now… (You can watch the two trailers for Us here.)
Note: the questions in the interviews are often hard to make out but the actors’ answers are very clear.
Us writer-director Jordan Peele:
Lupita Nyong’o (Adelaide Wilson):
Winston Duke (Gabe Wilson):
Shahadi Wright Joseph (Zora Wilson):
Evan Alex (Jason Wilson):
Elisabeth Moss (Mrs Tyler):
Tim Heidecker (Mr Tyler):