The cast of Us dropped a short music video, which sees them rap about their characters in the film.
Jordan Peele’s follow-up to the groundbreaking Get Out opened in cinemas on Friday (March 22). It stars Black Panther’s Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as married couple Adelaide and Gabe Wilson as well as The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss, Ant-Man And The Wasp’s Tim Heidecker and more.
Now, Nyong’o has shared a short music video which sees the cast rapping about their characters. Sitting in the car used in the film, Nyong’o and Duke perform the original track along with Shahadi Wright Joseph, who plays their daughter Zora Wilson and Evan Alex, who plays their son Jason Wilson.
“Troublemaker ain’t scared of Us,” Nyong’o captioned the clip. The lyrics were written by Robyn Hood of Truth Teller Productions, with the music created by Chris Herbie Holland. The video was filmed by Vernon Francois and you can watch it here.
Meanwhile, Peele has explained the significance of a Michael Jackson T-shirt worn by a character in the film. Lupita Nyong’o’s character, Adelaide Wilson, is seen as a child in 1986 wearing a ‘Thriller’ t-shirt and with controversial Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland released only a few weeks ago, the director says that Jackson’s story reflects the darkened sense of self that is present within the film.
“I didn’t know that this documentary was coming out, but in many ways the duality of Michael Jackson has been well documented,” he told NME.
“There’s this murky area when it comes to the specifics of his all story and all that. I think it addresses this idea of the shadow self and when we talk about the collective shadow self, which is what this film is about, it involves an ability for us to ignore the truth and the darker side of ourselves.
“That’s a perfect symbol for what this movie is.”