Jordan Peele’s Us Set to Open SXSW – The Color Brief January 9
Jordan Peele broke the internet on Christmas Day when he released the trailer for his forthcoming horror film, Us. Now, the movie is set to take audiences by storm when it opens the SXSW Film Festival March 8.
The film features a family, led by Winston Duke and Lupita Nyong’o, who encounter doppelgangers of themselves while on vacation. Us also features Elizabeth Moss.
Peele’s latest project is his first since his blockbuster directing debut, Get Out. That film went on to win an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and top nearly every year-end best of list.
Due to the new SXSW premiere, the film’s wide release has been pushed back to March 22 to capitalize on the expected buzz.
Earlier today, Peele also released the trailer for his YouTube Premium sci-fi anthology series, Weird City. LeVar Burton, Steven Yeun, Awkafina, Laverne Cox, and Rosario Dawson will all appear.
In other news…
Phylicia Rashad first found her way into America’s hearts as Clair Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Now, she’ll return to primetime on This Is Us. EW reports she’ll play the mother of Beth, a role played by Susan Kelechi Watson, and she’ll be prominently featured in an episode dedicated to Beth’s backstory.
In a week chock full of award season news, the Directors Guild of America nominations have been announced. Spike Lee and Alfonso Cuarón are nominated in the Feature Film category, while Boots Riley and Carlos López Estrada are nominated for First-Time Feature Film. The winners will be announced Feb. 2 in Hollywood.
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