With the massive success of Marvel's Black Panther, the number of roles Lupita Nyong'o has been offered in the past couple months has skyrocketed. Well, it looks like that good fortune has extended to another one of the film's standouts: Winston Duke.
A month ago, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Nyong'o and Duke were in talks to join Us — Jordan Peele's follow-up to his Oscar-winning horror hit, Get Out — and it looks like both Black Panther stars have officially been cast.
Nyong'o was the first person to reveal her casting — she shared a picture of the film's poster with her name on it — followed by Duke, who confirmed his addition to the cast on social media, saying "Buckle up for this next ride as I take a journey with visionary director, Jordan Peele."
Dubbed "a new nightmare", details about Us are still pretty sparse, but the film will reportedly center around a white and black couple. Nyong'o and Duke will play one couple, while Elisabeth Moss is still in talks to play one half of the other couple.
Like with Get Out, Peele will be directing Up from an original script he penned. With the success of Get Out, which not only became a pop culture phenom but made Peele the first black writer to win an 'Original Screenplay' Oscar, Up is already our most anticipated 2019 film.
Us is currently set to hit theatres in March 2019.