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A New Trailer for 'Us' Gives a Closer Look Into Its Nightmarish Plot

We're still shook.

We just got a little something to hold us over until the release of Jordan Peele's highly-anticipated forthcoming film Us.

While the exact plot still remains somewhat mysterious, a new trailer, which premiered during Sunday's Super Bowl, gives another look into the disturbing world of Us starring Black Panther co-stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke.

In the one-minute trailer, we see more of family, and their nightmarish dopplegängers, including more shots of a haunted-looking Lupita Nyong'o.


The film's initial trailer caused quite a frenzy on social media upon its release last December, with folks sharing their excitement for the movie as well as their own plot theories.

Here are the film's official description via Shadow & Act:

The story is set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke) as they take their kids (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex) to Adelaide's old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (which includes Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker), Adelaide — who's haunted by a lingering trauma from her past — becomes increasingly more paranoid that something bad will happen to her family. As night falls, the Wilsons see four figures holding hands and standing silently at the bottom of their driveway.

Speaking on the differences between Us and his directorial debut Get Out Peele told Empire, that the film isn't as overtly about race as his previous work:

There hasn't been a horror film about a Black family, that I can remember. I think that's an important thing to note. We have a lot of films in this genre where a family meets a monster, but the fact we've never seen a Black family in that situation is a problem to me. There's a presumption in the industry that if Black people are the leads in a film it has to be in some way about race. I wanted to show that we can push past that.

Us hits theaters March 22, watch the second trailer below.

Us - In Theaters March 22 (Nightmare) [HD] youtu.be

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