Us

Release Date:  3/15/19; In Theaters
Genre:  Horror/Thriller
Rating:  Unknown
Director:  Jordan Peele
Studio(s):   Monkeypaw Productions, QC Entertainment, Universal Pictures
Cast:  Lupita Nyong’o

Details:   Us will be the second in a series of thrillers that addresses what Director Jordan Peele calls “social demons.”  Much like his debut film, Get Out examines race and racism, this film will center around “these innately human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact.”  While Peele says the movie will follow the same tone as Get Out, it will be a completely different film and not focus on addressing race.   According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story focuses on two couples, one white and one black. Winston Duke and Elisabeth Moss are reportedly in early talks for the roles, with Lupita Nyong’o officially confirmed to star as one half of a couple.  The Hollywood Reporter also states that Us will be written and directed by Peele and produced by his company Monkeypaw Productions, along with Get Out producer Jason Blum.  Source:  Popsugar.

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Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe posterRelease Date:  9/23/16
Genre:  Biography/Drama
Rating:  PG
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:  Mira Nair
Studio(s):   ESPN Films, Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Productions.

Cast:  Lupita Nyong’o (Harriet Mutesi), David Oyelowo (Robert Katende), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Tendo), Madina Nalwanga (Phiona Mutesi).

Story:  Queen Of Katwe is the true story of a young girl, Phiona Mutesi selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess by Robert Katende a soccer player turned missionary.  As a result of the support she receives from her mother, her family and community, Phiona pursues her dream of becoming an international chess champion.  Source(s):  Deadline; IMDB.