Jordan Peele's Us to have world premiere at SXSW Film Fest; Get Out follow-up will now release on 22 March

FP Staff

Jan 09, 2019 11:10:26 IST

Jordan Peele's forthcoming horror film Us will have its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas on 8 March. The Get Out follow-up will be the opening film at the fest.

Still from Us trailer. YouTube screengrab

Still from Us trailer. YouTube screengrab

Soon after the announcement, Universal also announced that the release date of the film has been pushed by a week and will now open on 22 March, instead of 15 March. The move was made to build momentum after the SXSW premiere. Janet Piersen, Director of Film at SXSW, took to Twitter and share her excitement at Us getting selected as the opening film for SXSW film festival.

Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Anna Diop, Us follows a family vacationing in Northern California, who are confronted by a group of doppelgangers.

The trailer was dropped on Christmas, which created a considerable buzz about the highly anticipated thriller.

Peele, who has penned the script as well, is producing Us under his banner Monkeypaw Productions, along with Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum.

Updated Date: Jan 09, 2019 11:10:26 IST