However, in an effort to build more anticipation and press, Us will be released the following week on March 22 instead.
According to Variety, the film’s release was pushed back after “its selection as the opening title” at the SXSW Film Festival.
However, the film will now be competing with four other big-name films for box office success. Competing films include Tom Hanks’ Greyhound and Cate Blanchett’s Where’d You Go Bernadette?. Haley Lu Richardson’s Five Five Apart and Joel Kinnaman’s the Informer also come to theaters on the same day.
Us stars Lupita Nyong’o (Black Panther), Winston Duke (Black Panther), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Tim Heidecker (Ant-Man And The Wasp). The film later announced additional cast members. Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon and Duke Nicholson (Jack Nicholson’s grandson) will be joining the cast.
Watch the trailer for Us below.
Social horror film Get Out took the cinema world by storm in 2017, snagging the coveted 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Jordan Peele also became the first African-American writer-director to earn a $100 million debut. Additionally, Peele earned the highest grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay.
Peele also won an Oscar for Writing (Original Screenplay) at last year’s ceremony.
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