"Us" will be Jordan Peele's natural follow-up to "Get Out" in the Horror genre.
Jordan Peele looks set to capitalize on the enormous success of "Get Out," going as far to describe the horror genre as his sweet spot in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter: "One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite."
The director/comedian had previously reported that a second film was in the works back in February. That project now has a name and promotional poster bearing its name. Peele took to Social Media on Tuesday to make the announcement of Us, slated for theaters in March of 2019. Sources close to Variety have learned that Peele is in talks with Lupita Nyong'o for the leading role, and has also reached out to Elisabeth Moss for preliminary talks. Winston Duke who played M'Baku in Black Panther is also being considered for a primary role according to the same sources.
Us will be the first project green lighted under Peele's massive deal with Universal Pictures, alongside Monkeypaw Productions. As per the arrangement, Peele will handle script writing and the directorial chair, as he did with Get Out. Keep it peeled for updates as they become available.