Jordan Peele's horror Us to open SXSW 2019
New York — Jordan Peele's Us, his anticipated follow-up to Get Out, will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
SXSW announced on Tuesday that Us will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on 8 March. Like Peele's Get Out, Us is a socially minded horror thriller.
SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:
The film stars Lupita Nyong'o as a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband and two children. On the vacation, an unresolved trauma from her past is unearthed leading to an eerie confrontation for the family with doppelgangers of themselves.
Co-stars include Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
Us will be released on 22 March by Universal Pictures. Peele also produces along with Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions.
South by Southwest Film Festival runs from 8 to 17 March.