‘Us’ and ‘Get Out’ producers just dropped a teaser for a new thriller starring Janelle Monáe


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 29: Janelle Monáe attends the premiere of Focus Features’ “Harriet” at The Orpheum Theatre on October 29, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Luna/Getty Images)

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The producers of critically-acclaimed films “Get Out” and “Us” have just fed thriller-lovers a small bone. On Thursday, the trailer dropped for “Antebellum,” starring singer and actor Janelle Monáe.

Set to hit theaters on April 24, 2020, the movie is directed by the creative duo of Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

In the film, author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) “finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late,” says the movie description.

The trailer is equally confusing and exciting, presenting a smattering of scenes set in what seems to be both the antebellum South and the 21st century.

Previously uncommon settings for a thriller such as a cotton field and plantation pathway are paired with familiar horror imagery of a little girl in a white dress in a long hotel hallway.

The film also stars “American Horror Story”‘s Gabourey Sidibe and “Dear White People”‘s Marque Richardson, alongside Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, and others.

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