The SXSW Film Festival Will Open with Jordan Peele’s Us
The filmmaker’s “new nightmare” has officially scheduled its world premiere.
By Chris Morse
The world premiere of Jordan Peele’s next film, Us, is officially set for the 2019 SXSW Film Festival, according to an announcement from the festival earlier today. SXSW will run from March 8th through March 17th at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas with the premiere taking place on the first day of the show. The festival’s director of film Janet Pierson had the following to say in a statement included with the announcement.
We are crazy excited to world premiere the most anticipated film of 2019 from the creative powerhouse that brought us Get Out. We honestly couldn’t imagine a more perfect film to kick off the 2019 SXSW Film Festival.
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 22th, 2019.