Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Moves to March 22 After Landing SXSW Opening Night Slot

Jan 8, 2019

Universal Pictures will now release Jordan Peele’s horror film ‘Us’ a week later on March 22, instead of the originally planned date of March 15.

The shift is directly connected to the film making its World Premiere at SXSW. ‘Us’ will screen on the opening night slot of March 8. In 2017, ‘Get Out’ was able to generate buzz from its secret Sundance screening, the plan here is to do the same with ‘Us.’

‘Get Out’ received four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, with Peele winning Best Original Screenplay. With a $4.5 million production budget, the film racked up over $255 million worldwide at the box office.

The synopsis of ‘Us’ is as follows:

“A mother (Lupita Nyong’o) and father (Winston Duke) take their kids to their beach house, expecting to enjoy time with friends (Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), but their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some visitors arrive uninvited.”

Peele produced, wrote and directed ‘Us’ under his Monkeypaw Productions. Also producing are Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum.