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Elisabeth Moss and Lupita Nyong’o to star on Jordan Peele’s new movie

Variety – Following the enormous success of his directorial debut “Get Out,” Jordan Peele is gaining momentum on his next film, which is now being called “Us.”

Peele announced the title on his social media accounts on Tuesday, and sources also tell Variety that Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to star, with Elisabeth Moss eyed as the top choice for another lead role. Winston Duke is also being eyed for another lead role in the movie.

The film is the initial project under Peele’s first-look deal with Universal Pictures, which he signed along with his Monkeypaw Productions last spring. “Get Out” opened at No. 1 at the domestic box office last February on its way to grossing $255 million worldwide. It scored glowing reviews and an Oscar best picture nomination, with Peele winning best original screenplay for the thriller.

Peele will write and direct the pic, with plot details currently kept under wraps. Peele will produce for Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum.

Also producing is Monkeypaw’s Ian Cooper.

Universal has already dated the film for March 15, 2019.

Nyong’o, who is repped by CAA, is coming off the worldwide hit “Black Panther” and can be seen next in “Little Monsters.” Moss can currently be seen in Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and is also about to start filming the New Line movie “The Kitchen”opposite Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish. She is repped by WME.

Peele is also repped by CAA.

 

Elisabeth Moss Joins Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy in Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’
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Elisabeth Moss Joins Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy in Mob Drama ‘The Kitchen’

VARIETY – Elisabeth Moss will star with Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish in the mob drama “The Kitchen” for New Line Cinema and DC Entertainment.

Straight Outta Compton” writer Andrea Berloff will direct from her own script, based on the comic book series by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. The movie will mark Berloff’s feature directorial debut. Michael De Luca is producing the film.

The Kitchen” is a classic gangster pic that follows a group of Irish mobsters sent to prison. The wives take over their jailed spouses’ organized crime operation to become the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in 1970s Hell’s Kitchen. Moss will play the wife of an abusive husband who adapts to the violence of her new life. “The Kitchen” hits theaters on Sept. 20, 2019.

Moss won a Golden Globes and Emmy for her role on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which will soon debut its second season. She is best known for her TV work on “Mad Men” and “Top of the Lake.” She was in the Oscar best foreign language film nominee “The Square” and will next be seen in Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Seagull.”

Moss is repped by WME, the U.K.’s Independent, and Ribisi Entertainment.