Jordan Peele's Us Has Been Pushed Back One Week

The film will now arrive slightly later than intended.

By Chris Morse

Universal Pictures has just announced that Jordan Peele's next film, Us, has been pushed back one week from March 15th to its new date of March 22nd.

With today's SXSW world premiere announcement, the slight delay doesn't mean much for the hotly anticipated horror film other than the fact that it will provide some breathing room following the release of Captain Marvel. In fact, the extra week might give this film even more confidence at the box office considering the highly positive reaction to its debut trailer. Assuming it meets expectations, there is sure to be plenty of buzz following its premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on March 8th as well.

Set in present day, the film follows a woman who returns to her beachside childhood home with her husband and two children for a summer getaway. Growing increasingly more paranoid about something bad befalling her family, her fears prove to be grounded as four figures holding hands arrive at the home. Soon, the family is pitted against doppelgängers of themselves in a terrifying battle for survival.

Us stars Lupita Nyong (Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, 12 Years a Slave) as Adelaide Wilson and Winston Duke (Black Panther) as her husband, Gabe, along with Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, and Noelle Sheldon.

Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the film is set to hit theaters on March 22nd, 2019.


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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo