Us: The 10 films Jordan Peele gave Lupita Nyong'o to watch in preparation for his new horror movie

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 25 March 2019 15:38
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Jordan Peele's new film Us has broken a box office record with the highest-grossing opening weekend for an original horror film.

The psychological horror stars Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke as parents Adelaide and Gabe Wilson, who take their two children to her family's beach house where they encounter a family of doppelgangers who attack them.

Nyong'o has praised work as a director and also spoken about her extensive research for the role. She was given 10 films that Peele told her to watch before filming began, including The Shining and Let the Right One In, so they would have a "shared language" before filming began.

Peel revealed the list at the end of last year, which was revealed by Entertainment Weekly. It's worth taking a look at in the gallery, below:

Us has received mostly positive reviews from critics. The Independent gave it four stars and praised Peele for giving it "that same mix of morbid fascination and extreme dread" experienced by the character of the young girl at the Santa Cruz fairground.

Peele's forthcoming projects include a reboot of The Twilight Zone, and a "spiritual sequel" to Candyman.

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