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Jordan Peele's next film will hit theaters on March 15, 2019.

Universal Pictures, where Peele has a new two-year deal following the blockbuster success of Get Out, announced the release date Monday.

Peele will write, direct and produce the untitled social thriller. The project is looking to have a larger canvas than Get Out as the budget will be about five times bigger than the low-budget movie Peele made with producer Jason Blum.

Get Out, a horror-thriller that deftly exposes racism, has grossed nearly $230 million at the worldwide box office since opening in February against a $5 million budget. The movie's enormous success — and flush profit margins — have made Peele a directing sensation.

Universal signed the first-look overall production deal with Peele's Monkeypaw Productions banner earlier this month.

While Peele will produce a wide range of projects per the terms of the pact, a key focus will be giving a voice and opportunities to those traditionally underrepresented in front of and behind the camera, be it gender, race or sexual orientation. He also will reunite with Blum on microbudget projects.

Peele founded Monkeypaw in 2012, and the company produced Comedy Central's Key and Peele for five seasons. It is also producing the upcoming Tracy Morgan comedy at TBS. On the film side, Monkeypaw's credits include the New Line comedy Keanu.
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I don't think he needs a bigger budget (unless it's just to have more time to film to give him some wiggle room). I'm curious if he can make lightening strike twice.
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$25m budgeted movies are an endangered species (too high for most indies, too low for most studios), curious what he'll find to do with it.
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Writer-producer-director Jordan Peele has committed to a new movie that he will make for Universal Pictures, which distributed his low-budget awards sleeper Get Out.

“I am currently writing it, and I'll direct for Universal this year,” he said. “I’m just trying to entertain myself again.”

The three-time Oscar nominee revealed few details, except to say it would also be a genre movie, at least on the surface. “One thing I know is that this is genre; and playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite. That’s my sweet spot. So I think tonally it should resemble Get Out. That said, I want to make a completely different movie. I want to address something different than race in the next one.”

Peele was speaking Jan. 31 at Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and TV, where he took part in the ongoing interview series The Hollywood Masters. During that conversation, he also spoke about meeting President Barack Obama, whom he famously mimicked in several sketches on his TV show Key and Peele.

“He had done a little tour around,” Peele recalled. “He was at the Beverly Hilton [Hotel], shaking hands, with his motorcade. You know: ‘Thank you, thank you very much. Thank you very much. All right.’ And then we come up and he’s like, ‘Key and Peele. Tuck it in. Let’s go.’ He sort of bro-hugs and we’re just like, ‘Oh shit. This is cool.’ We’re like, ‘Yo, secret service, we’re good, we’re good.’”

The filmmaker also spoke about the multiyear genesis of Get Out and the various endings he tried — one of which was filmed, and then reshot to make it a lighter, brighter conclusion.

Originally calling his script Get Out of the House, he said: “I planned the plot over the course of four or five years. I sat down and wrote the actual script in two months, the first draft. … The second-to-last ending [was the one] we actually shot [with] Daniel [Kaluuya] getting arrested, and six months later Rod [LilRel Howery's character] is coming, trying to help him figure out what this mysterious secret society was up to. And Chris [Kaluuya's character says], ‘Look, I made my sacrifice and I’m fine with that.’ Very dark, this gut punch. Before that, I had several different ones [endings]. There was a while where it was more of a gated community, and we get to Chris breaking out, but right before he breaks out he meets some sort of final test that we don’t know how it ends. We cut to Rod a couple months later, breaking into the gated community, going down the main street and seeing Chris just looking into the reflection of a window. And he goes: ‘Chris, I've been looking for you. Are you OK?’ And Chris turns to him and goes, ‘I assure you, I don’t know who you’re talking about.’”

A full transcript of the interview at the link: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ra...e-year-1085424
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I don't think he needs a bigger budget (unless it's just to have more time to film to give him some wiggle room). I'm curious if he can make lightening strike twice.
Why wait for it to strike. He's got bottles of it (possibly NSFW):

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Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss are circling to star in Jordan Peele’s latest movie project, the newly titled Us, for Universal.

The project is Peele’s first feature since Get Out, the little horror movie that became a pop culture phenomenon and Oscar winner.

Peele is once again directing from his own script. He is also producing via his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Also producing is Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper.

Universal has already dated the movie for a March 15, 2019, release.

Details are being kept deep in suburbia, but the pic is said to center on two couples, one white, one black. If a deal is made, Duke and Nyong’o would play one couple, while Moss would play part of the other couple.

Nyong'o is said to be in negotiations, while Duke and Moss' potential deals are in earlier stages.

Nyong'o, who won an Oscar for her work in 12 Years a Slave, was last seen in Marvel's Black Panther. She is set to star opposite Viola Davis in TriStar's The Woman King and is attached to star in the feature adaptation of Trevor Noah's best-selling humor biography.

Duke appeared on a handful of TV shows such as Person of Interest and Modern Family before landing the role of M’Baku in Black Panther. The character, both fierce and funny, was one of the breakouts from the movie that has grossed $1.3 billion to date. Duke also appeared in Avenger: Infinity War.

Moss, who is currently starring on season two of the acclaimed Hulu serles The Handmaid’s Tale, is shooting Her Smell for Alex Ross Perry, then will shoot The Kitchen, with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, for New Line, before moving to Us.

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Sounds promising. He sure did a virtuosic directing job on Get Out. All but the ending and the comic relief involving the friend was close to masterful.
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Oh here we go again. The ending was perfect.

And the friend lightened the tone in a much needed way AND introduced a lot of the far fetched premise by making it funny.
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Oh here we go again. The ending was perfect.

And the friend lightened the tone in a much needed way AND introduced a lot of the far fetched premise by making it funny.
Agreed.
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Oh here we go again. The ending was perfect.

And the friend lightened the tone in a much needed way AND introduced a lot of the far fetched premise by making it funny.
Yep. Loved the friend, funny stuff.
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After confirming with two separate sources, /Film can exclusively reveal this is the plot synopsis being sent out with recent test screening invites for Jordan Peele’s new film Us:

A mother (Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o from Black Panther, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and 12 Years a Slave) and a father (Winston Duke from Black Panther) take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends (including Emmy winner Elizabeth Moss from TV series The Handmaid’s Tale). But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

In addition to those cast members mentioned in the synopsis, the cast of Us also features Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman), and Anna Diop (Titans), Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, and twins Cali & Noelle Sheldon.

Jordan Peele’s Us is slated to hit theaters on March 15, 2019.
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Is Winston Duke related to Bill Duke?
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The first trailer for Jordan Peele's "new nightmare" 'Us' drops on Christmas Day.

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Looks interesting. Sorta like a horror movie version of The One I Love.

I'm in.
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I'm one of the few that didn't think Get Out was so amazing, so I don't know what to think of this. The concept talked about is interesting, but the trailer doesn't do much for me.
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Diggin' that Trailer. I'm in.
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Meh, looks much more like standard horror fare than Get Out, which was so good because of its subtle and gradual accretion of unease.
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If it wasn't for the "they are us" line. I would agree that it looked like a generic honor movie. Im curious and will probably see it just to see if it turns out being good.
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Meh. Trailer didn’t do much for me. I didn’t think Get Out was bad, but it’s kind of a movie that loses its impact after you watch it once in my opinion.
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i loved Get Out, but this looks bigger budget (which i'm sure he got), bigger everything with a little more bizarreness and some typical horror shots. but, who knows...
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I really hope that "I Got 5 on It" is actually incorporated into the score like that because it sounds awesome.
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Meh, looks much more like standard horror fare than Get Out...
I agree, I hope the atmosphere of the film is nothing like the trailer.


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...which was so good because of its subtle and gradual accretion of unease.
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