Release of Jordan Peele’s Us has been delayed one week

Last Updated on July 21, 2021

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This isn't exactly a major piece of news, but with GET OUT writer/director Jordan Peele's new film US being one of the most highly anticipated horror movies of the year, this is worth noting: Universal has delayed the release of US one week, pushing it back from March 15th to March 22nd.

Universal said this delay is meant to "build more buzz" for US after it was selected to be the opening film at the South by Southwest Film Festival, where it will be screening on March 8th.

Starring Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, and Madison Curry, US is

set in the present day and follows Adelaide and Gabe Wilson (Nyong’o and Duke) as they take their kids to Adelaide’s old childhood beachside home in Northern California for the summer. After a day at the beach with the Tyler family (including Moss and 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…

I'm excited to see US when it reaches theatres, and an extra week of waiting isn't going to change my anticipation level in any way.

Source: Variety

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