Jordan Peele is wasting absolutely no time resting on his Academy Award-winning laurels as his next project, Us, has been given an early 2019 release date.
According to Variety, Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, and Winston Duke are in talks to star in the follow-up to Peele’s Academy Award-winning film Get Out. Three years ago, Peele was best known as the Player Formerly Known as Mousecop and now he’s an in-demand, Academy Award-winning director. What a world.
Being billed as “a new nightmare from the mind of Academy Winner Jordan Peele”, Us, — despite being in its early stages — seems to be going for the same vibe as his ultra-successful directorial debut Get Out. Just like Get Out, the film is obviously being written and directed by Peele himself.
The film is the initial project under Peele’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed along with his Monkeypaw Productions last spring. “Get Out” opened at No. 1 at the domestic box office last February on its way to grossing $255 million worldwide. It scored glowing reviews and an Oscar best picture nomination, with Peele winning best original screenplay for the thriller.
Peele will write and direct the pic, with plot details currently kept under wraps. Peele will produce for Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum.
While Peele is only one film into his directorial career, everything he’s been involved with over the last few years leads us to believe that Us is going to be another smash-hit.
Us Release Date: March 15, 2019.
Us is scheduled to be released in theaters on March 15, 2019.