Set for an original release date of March 15th was the Academy Award-winning Jordan Peele directed Us. Featuring an all-star cast in Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke in leading roles, the film follows the seemingly normal summer vacation of a four-member family and the quick descent into madness that they encounter with the arrival of four mysterious figures. In classic horror film fashion, these four figures are revealed to look exactly like the family, with their subtle behaviors and details all being mimicked.
Thanks to Jordan Peele’s fantastic Get Out, Us was always high on most anticipated lists, heading into 2019. The filmmaker won an Academy Award for his original screenplay in Get Out due to the film’s underlying cultural and social messages. And with an official trailer being released on Christmas Day in 2018, Us has garnered attention for its potential to be just as thrilling as his previous work.
Attendees of this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas will have the opportunity to attend the world premiere of the film at the event’s opening night on Friday, March 8th. Us is being marketed as the headliner of the entire event, film-wise, and will definitely be the central point of conversation heading into March 8th. Currently, it is the only film that has a confirmed date and time at SXSW, but will surely be followed up by others soon.