Peele also recently got together with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his new horror picture, revealing, “For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology. I wanted to do something that was more firmly in the horror genre but still held on to my love of movies that are twisted but fun.”
Details surrounding Us are still somewhat scarce, but we do know that the movie is set in the present day and centered around Adelaide and Gabe Wilson’s (played by Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) family trip to Adelaide’s childhood beach home in Northern California for the summer. As the Wilsons spend time with another family, the Tylers — which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker — Adelaide is overcome with an eerie feeling that something bad is about to happen. Later that night, her nightmare becomes reality as the family witnesses four individuals holding hands at the bottom of their driveway.
The cast for Jordan Peele’s Get Out followup is led by the aforementioned Lupita Nyong’o. In speaking with EW about the project and working with Peele, she had this to say: “He was on my wish list of people to work with. The very fact that I have not done anything like it was appealing, because it promised growth and excitement and new territory.”
Peele also tapped Nyong’o’s Black Panther costar, Winston Duke, to play her husband. “It was important for me to not come off as a warrior in this film,” Duke noted. “He’s very sporadic and impulsive, he’s the husband and the alpha, and I think that leads to some of the conflict that is in the marriage when we meet the Wilsons.”
To round out the family, Adelaide and Gabe Wilson’s children are played by Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex.
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- Source: Entertainment Weekly