After his outstanding Get Out, Jordan Peele takes another look at a divided world in which everyone is still equal, but some are more equal than others. He shows, akin to George A. Romero or Clive Barker, that the best horror movies cannot do without politics, even when it comes to an innocent family trip to a tiny house on the lake, which Adelaide (Lupita Nyong'o), mother of two, would prefer to not leave at all. And certainly not to go to the nearby beach, where as a little girl wearing an oversized Michael Jackson T-shirt, she experienced something terrifying. Referencing 80s iconography, the Reagan era and Hands Across America, when more than 6 million Americans held hands demonstrating solidarity in the fight against hunger and poverty, Peele wonders what would happen if we suddenly faced a threat that looks very familiar. Actually, it looks just like us.
Jordan Peele is a popular comedian and director, Oscar winner for the best original screenplay for Get Out, whose first film that turned out to be a global phenomenon. Us was produced in 2019 with the participation of Lupita Nyong'o. Peele was born in 1979 in New York, and has co-produced, among others, BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee and is the co-creator of the popular Key & Peele comedy series that won him an Emmy. He also starred in Keanu and recently could be heard in Toy Story 4 as Bunny.
2017 Uciekaj! / Get Out
2019 To my / Us