Shook Is Not Even The Word! Jordan Peele Drops Trailer For New Horror Film ‘Us’ Starring Lupita Nyong’o & Winston Duke

by Brianna Moné Williams

December 26, 2018

Screengrab courtesy of ‘Us – Official Trailer [HD]’ via YouTube

The trailer for Jordan Peele‘s highly anticipated horror film, “Us” is finally here! The movie stars longtime friends, and former Yale classmates Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.

The movie center’s around Lupita’s character, Adelaide Wilson and her husband Gabe (played by Duke) who take their children to Adelaide’s childhood beach house in Northern California for the summer. Once they return to the vacation home, Adelaide is haunted by unresolved trauma from her past which puts her paranoia on high-alert. As soon as night falls, the Wilsons find the silhouettes of four figures standing in their driveway, only to find out that those are their doppelgängers who want to kill them. Watch the trailer below:

Are you shook?

Peele who wrote, co-produced and directed the film wants us to know that this story is different from his previous highly rated film, “Get Out”: “It’s important to note that ‘Us’ — unlike ‘Get Out’ is not about race. It is a horror film. I dedicated a lot of myself to creating new horror mythology and new monsters. I think that monsters and stories about monsters are one of our best ways of getting at deeper truths and facing our fears in society. It was very important to me to have a Black family at the center of a horror film.” 

He also told Shadow and Act what the film is really about, beyond horror: “It is about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. That is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies.” 

Winston and Lupita worked together on “Black Panther,” and their chemistry in this movie is nothing short of amazing. In an interview with Ebony, Winston opened up about working with the “12 Years A Slave” actress on this film: “It was really exciting and wonderful to get to perform with her. We have similar lexicons for how we approach our work. We were able to feel very safe around each other. We felt like we could play and play large and freely. I think that’s really going to translate it into something unforgettable.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 21: Actors Winston Duke (L) and Lupita Nyong’o attend the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)

We’re certainly not in Wakanda anymore. “Us” premieres in theaters on March 15.

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