Following the first photos last week, the first trailer is finally here for comedian turned filmmaker Jordan Peele’s “Us,” his second directorial effort following “Get Out” in 2017. This one is less a social satire thriller and much more a classic horror film that plays out like a mashup of “The Strangers” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers”.
The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (“Black Panther” pair Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer.
After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (led by Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide – who’s haunted by a lingering trauma from her past – becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway.
The film opens March 15th 2019.