Fresh off Get Out, Jordan Peele is writing and directing next year’s original horror film Us, and Deadline updates tonight that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“The Get Down,” pictured below) and Anna Diop (“24: Legacy,” pictured above) have just signed on for undisclosed roles.
They’ll star alongside Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker in the story centering on two couples, one white, one black.
Story details are being kept under wraps but sources tell the site it is meant to be as provocative and thought-provoking as Peele’s Oscar-winning debut.
Peele is also producing via his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. Also producing is Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper.
Universal has dated the movie for a March 15, 2019 release.