Two new clips have been released from Us, the second feature film from writer/director Jordan Peele.
The clips build upon scenes briefly shown in the trailer, it also provides some insight into the plot of the horror film, which follows a suburban family that's terrorized by their evil doppelgangers.
The first clip has Winston Duke's character, Gabe, asking his wife, Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o) to call the police. After saying that they'll take some time to arrive, Gabe tries to stall the possible home invaders that are waiting outside. As his family quivers in fear, Gabe confidently goes outside to scare off the four menacing figures who are standing in silhouette by the front of the house. In the middle of his speech, three of the four figures approach Gabe, and he quickly runs inside and locks the door behind him.
Posters for Us shows the characters for the movie next to dark, distorted versions of themselves. "We're our own worst enemy, and that idea created this monster, The Tethered," said Jordan Peele. "I wanted to forge this new mythology that explored our duality and the duality of the characters."
The second clip features a conversation between Gabe and Adelaide that provides some context for the rest of the film. Adelaide talks to Gabe about sinister coincidences that have been happening with increasing frequency. Adelaide makes a vague reference to an unidentified woman, and Gabe asks if she's referring to the "mirror girl."
The moments that she mentions in the above clip are referenced in the scene's synopsis: "Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family." Gabe says he is surprised his wife has waited so long to tell him, and Adelaide looks frightened to speak.
Us is the follow up film to the highly successful 2017 horror movie Get Out, written and directed by Jordan Peele. Us is a reunion for Duke and Nyong'o, who worked together on the Oscar-winning Black Panther. Peele also worked with Daniel Kaluuya on Get Out, who played W'Kabi in Black Panther.
Written, directed and produced by Jordan Peele, Us stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kara Hayward, Tim Heidecker and Shahadi Wright Joseph. It is scheduled to be released on March 22 in theaters everywhere.