Jordan Peele is working on “a new nightmare.”
On Tuesday night, the Oscar-winning director hit up social media to announce his upcoming horror movie simply titled Us. According to an exclusive report by Variety, the project is a part of Peele’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed several months after he made his directorial debut with the wildly successful flick Get Out.
Peele teased his second feature back in February, claiming he wanted to do a lot more within the horror realm.
“One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “That's my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”
There aren’t many details about the upcoming film’s storyline; however, sources told Variety that Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss are in talks for the leading roles. Winston Duke (Black Panther) is also rumored to join the cast.
Peel will also produce Us via his company, Monkeypaw Productions. Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Ian Cooper will co-produce.
You can check out the film’s movie poster below. Us is expected to hit theaters March 15, 2019.