The 'Get Out' filmmaker says his film examines the "simple fact that we are our own worst enemies."
Jordan Peele has dropped a Christmas present for horror fans. The first trailer for Us pulls back the curtain on the mysterious project, revealing that the film centers on a family who is haunted by doppelganger versions of themselves.
Us follows Peele's directorial debut Get Out, which earned the filmmaker a best original screenplay Oscar and was praised for using the horror genre as a way to examine race in America. Lupita Nyong'o and her Black Panther co-star Winston Duke lead Us as parents to two children, played by Shahadi Wright-Joseph and Evan Alex.
Last week on the Universal lot, Peele screened the trailer early for a small group of press, including The Hollywood Reporter. "Very important for me was to have a black family at the center of a horror film," Peele said. "But it's also important to note, unlike Get Out, Us is not about race. It is instead about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. And that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies."