Jordan Peele gave Lupita some homework to prepare for her upcoming role.
.Jordan Peele is currently redying the arrival of his Us film, the highly-anticipated follow up to his Get Out directorial debut. The new flick will star Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Tim Heidecker, and Elisabeth Moss in another horror setting that Peele promises is set to be more clear cut for the genre than Get Out,
“For my second feature, I wanted to create a monster mythology,” he tells Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
With Nyong'o taking on the principal role, she says that Peele gave her a list of 10 classic horror movies to study in order to prepare for the role: Dead Again, The Shining, The Babadook, It Follows, A Tale of Two Sisters, The Birds, Funny Games, Martyrs, Let the Right One In, and The Sixth Sense.
Speaking with EW as well, Lupita told the publication that Peele was on her "wish list" of collaborators. “The very fact that I have not done anything like it was appealing, because it promised growth and excitement and new territory," she added.
While Jordan Peele has not been too forthcoming with details about the film, Entertainment Weekly did provide a "first look" at the plot of the film
The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (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 (which includes 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.
Us arrives in theaters on March 15th.