Jordan Peele got a slow clap across the globe for his groundbreaking horror film “Get Out.” Now it looks like he has done it again with “Us.” The trailer just dropped this morning and it is trending worldwide.
The film stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, who both starred in “Black Panther,” as a couple who are being haunted by versions of themselves — and the trailer also includes Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It.” Peele told Entertainment Weekly about the choice of the song, “That song, it came pretty simple, I’m making a movie in Northern California, that’s a bay area hip-hop classic and I wanted to explore this very relatable journey of being a parent [and] maybe some of the songs you listened to back in the day aren’t appropriate for your kids.” He continued, “So that was one level, and another part was, I love songs that have a great feeling but also have a haunting element to them and I feel like the beat in that song has this inherent cryptic energy, almost reminiscent of the ‘Nightmare on Elm Street; soundtrack.”
On the film, Peele explained, “I definitely wanted to do a movie that started with this sense of invasion, this sense of the fear of other, the fear of the stranger from outside, which I think is a common fear in society these days, and then sort of force the characters to realize the invaders have their faces. I didn’t want to make just a home invasion, though I utilized that imagery. I wanted the sense of an adventure that was not necessarily a claustrophobic one — that’s a feeling that turns me off watching. I wanted to make this expansive, I wanted it to have themes of night and day.”
See the trailer below:
“Us” opens in theaters March 15.
Thanks for the Christmas gift, Jordan!