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Jordan Peele Takes Us to an HBCU - The Color Brief March 11

Jordan Peele Takes Us to an HBCU - The Color Brief March 11

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Jordan Peele is holding a special screening of his second film,Us, at Howard University on March 20, just two days before the Get Out follow-up is released nationwide.  Peele and film stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke will be on-hand for a Q&A following the screening.

The hotly anticipated Us follows the story of the Wilson family. The foursome are terrorized by their doppelgangers while on vacation.

Over the weekend, the film screened for critics and film fans at Austin’s SXSW Festival and the online reaction was ecstatic.

Early estimates suggest Us could pull in $35-40 million during its opening weekend, surpassing Get Out’s $33 million debut.

Also on tap for Peele is his reimagining of the iconic Alfred Hitchcock series The Twilight Zone.  The show premieres on CBS All Access on April 1.

In other news… 

Respect, the forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic, will debut August 14, 2020.  Jennifer Hudson has been tapped to play the legendary singer.  Franklin was honored in a star-studded Grammy tribute special Sunday night on CBS.

Idris Elba made his SNL debut Saturday, and Khalid performed his singles “Talk” and “Better”.  The episode was notable for its comic take on R. Kelly’s emotional CBS This Morning interview with Gayle King.

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