After scoring four nominations and the win for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars this year, Jordan Peele is sitting pretty in his directorial role. But can he live up to the success that “Get Out” drew?
We’ll find out next March. Yesterday, Peele released the first original poster for an upcoming film called “Us” for release in March 2019. The poster boasts the phrase “a new nightmare,” leading us to believe we’re getting another horror-type film from the former “Key and Peele” funny man.
He’s calling it another social thriller similar to the vibes we got from “Get Out,” which ranked a 99 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, another of four social commentary-type films he’s hoping to create.
Peele told The Hollywood Reporter, “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.”
Casting for “Us” has yet to be announced, but it sounds like we’re looking at Lupita Nyong’o and her “Blank Panther” castmate Winston Duke to play a couple alongside Elisabeth Moss of “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
Is Peele ballsy for planning the release of his sophomore film so early in the award season year after the recognition “Get Out” received? Probably, but let’s see what he can pull off.