Jordan Peele’s New Horror “Us” to Open SXSW Festival

Lupita Nyong'o and Shahadi Wright Joseph in "Us"

Jordan Peele redefined modern horror with his groundbreaking masterpiece Get Out, and he’s getting ready to do it once again with Us.

His next film will make its world premiere at the upcoming SXSW Festival.

Janet Pierson, director of film at South by Southwest, stated they couldn’t think of a better film to open this festival on March 8.

“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,” said Pierson.

Us tells the story of a couple who are looking forward to an idyllic summer getaway with their kids. Their vacation turns into a total nightmare after they discover silhouettes of four mysterious figures in their beach house, who look exactly like them.

2019 addition of South by Southwest will take place between March 9-17 in Austin, Texas and the rest of film line-up is yet to be announced.