Lupita Nyong'o to star in Jordan Peele's 'Us'

Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses at the 23rd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles October 24, 2016. ― Reuters pic
Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses at the 23rd annual ELLE Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles October 24, 2016. ― Reuters pic

LOS ANGELES, May 17 — Lupita Nyong'o has joined the cast of Us, the follow-up to director Jordan Peele's Oscar-winning social thriller Get Out.

The actress posted an image via her Twitter account of the poster for Peele's next horror film, adding her name to the credits to confirm her involvement.

Lupita Nyong'o joins 'Us.' — Courtesy of Twitter:@Lupita_Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o joins 'Us.' — Courtesy of Twitter:@Lupita_Nyong'o

According to prior reports, the film — tagged as “a new nightmare from the mind of academy award winner Jordan Peele” — will see Nyong'o re-join her Black Panther co-star Winston Duke, together with Elisabeth Moss on set.

Following the critical acclaim of Get Out, the momentum is building to see what Peele delivers next, but the poster for Us — released last week (May 9) — gives nothing away, and features only two smeared silhouettes against a blank canvas (via NME.com). — AFP-Relaxnews