Jordan Peele didn’t have to give a hard sell to recruit Oscar winner Nyong’o for his leading role. “He was on my wish list of people to work with,” Lupita told American tabloid Entertainment Weekly, adding that she was a huge fan of Get Out. “The very fact that I have not done anything like it was appealing, because it promised growth and excitement and new territory.”
To prepare, the acclaimed filmmaker gave Nyong’o 10 classic horror films to watch so they would have “a shared language” when filming.
Here’s the list of the films Lupita watched before shooting ‘Us’ :
- Dead Again
- The Shining
- The Babadook
- It Follows
- A Tale of Two Sisters
- The Birds
- Funny Games
- Let the Right One In
- The Sixth Sense
With ominous large scissors, bloody hands, hellish visions and a discussion on whether Luniz’s “I Got 5 On It” actually promotes drugs, Us rightfully claims that it comes ‘From the Mind of Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele and stars Academy Award Winner Lupita Nyong’o.’
The deliciously dark horror thriller is scheduled for March 15, 2019 release in the USA.