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JORDAN PEELE RELEASES FIRST TRAILER FOR US: Get Out director Jordan Peele released the first trailer for Us, a project he was keeping completely under wraps. Horror fans now know that the action centers on a family haunted by a doppelganger version of themselves. Lupita Nyong'o and her Black Panther co-star Winston Duke lead Us as parents of their children, played by Shahadi Wright-Joseph and Evan Alex. "Very important for me was to have a black family at the center of a horror film," Peele told The Hollywood Reporter. "But it's also important to note, unlike Get Out, Us is not about race. It is instead about something that I feel has become an undeniable truth. And that is the simple fact that we are our own worst enemies." Us opens March 15, 2019. Tickets are already on sale.

NICKI MINAJ JOINS THE ANGRY BIRDS: The Sony Animations' Angry Birds sequel has welcomed Nicki Minaj to its flock. Minaj joins Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage, who will all reprise their roles from the first film. The Angry Birds Movie 2 hits theaters on Aug. 16, 2019, the 10th anniversary of the video game’s release.

AQUAMAN SWIMS PAST $500M MARK: Aquaman surged past the half-billion-dollar mark worldwide over Christmas. Are you ready for another DC franchise? While observers say Aquaman is no Batman or Superman, audiences seem to embracing Jason Momoa’s watery hero.