Jordan Peele's 'Us' To Premiere As Opening Film At 2019 SXSW Festival
The follow-up to Get Out is a part of the annual film festival that takes place in Austin, Texas.
Jordan Peele's next film Us will kick off this year's South by Southwest Film Festival. The movie, which finds a family's vacation stay at their beach house descend into chaos, is launching the film portion of SXSW on March 8.
"We are crazy excited to world premiere the most anticipated film of 2019 from the creative powerhouse that brought us Get Out," Janet Pierson, director of film for the festival, said according to Variety. "We honestly couldn’t imagine a more perfect film to kick off the 2019 SXSW Film Festival."
Us stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, and Elisabeth Moss. Peele has described the follow-up to his seminal breakout film Get Out as a "a monster mythology." "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," he previously told EW.
A synopsis of the film is as follows:
“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…”
SXSW will unveil the rest of its film lineup on January 16 and February 6.