Jordan Peele’s horror thriller Get Out was a massive success, so expectations for Us are at an astronomical level. Lupita Nyong’o is getting massive praise for her work in the feature, but there have been divisive early reactions. Some moviegoers view Us as another brilliant effort from Peele while others have given a rather lukewarm response.
For Nyong’o, her love for Us began as soon as she read the screenplay. “It did such an incredible job of keeping the suspense and actually it was quite frightening to go through,” said Nyong’o. “I remember immediately investing in the family dynamic and relating to it.”
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Us, co-starring Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke, opens nationwide March 22.