SXSW Unveils Jordan Peele’s “Us” To Raves

Last night, over at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Jordan Peele’s latest movie Us had its first screening. SXSW represents the launching pad for this late March release, which hopes to be as big a critical, cultural, and financial smash as Peele’s debut Get Out turned out to be. Well, at least one part of the equation seems to be taken care of, as the word out of SXSW is that it’s a real winner. I won’t be seeing the flick for another week or two, but judging by the festival word, it’s an early year must see for cinephiles.

As a reminder, up until now, the only hints about what this film was about came from the vague plot description. This is that synopsis, via IMDb: “A mother and father take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends, but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.” That doesn’t suggest much, but what you’ll be seeing shortly has that, and more. Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) and Gabe Wilson (Winston Duke) seem primed for a family vacation, ready to enjoy sun, their pals (Tim Heidecker and Elisabeth Moss), and a relaxing getaway. Then, unexpected visitors arrive, leading to all hell breaking loose. You’ll see more in a moment, but these intruders have a lot in common with our heroes. Peele writes and directs, with supporting players including Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, among others. Michael Abels returns to again compose a score for Peele, while Mike Gioulakis handles the cinematography.

Here are some of the first reactions to Us from its SXSW debut on Friday evening:


Stay tuned for more on Us between now and its late March release date!

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https://www.hollywoodnews.com/2019/03/09/sxsw-unveils-jordan-peeles-us-to-raves/Joey Magidson2019-03-09 17:46:16

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