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‘Us,’ ‘Get Out’ producers drop teaser for new thriller starring Janelle Monáe

Posted at 5:35 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-21 17:35:38-05

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.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 14: Janelle Monáe attends AFI FEST 2019 Presented by Audi – Opening Night World Premiere Of “Queen & Slim” on November 14, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Audi)

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 (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.

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

See for yourself and watch the teaser above.