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Casting: Jordan Peele's Us loads up for production; Diane Guerrero to play Crazy Jane in DC's Doom Patrol

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Jul 30, 2018

In this casting roundup twofer, Jordan Peele rounds out the cast of Us as Diane Guerrero signs on to play Crazy Jane in DC Universe's live-action series Doom Patrol. So let's dive right in, shall we? 

Oscar-winning filmmaker Peele has filled out the cast of Us, his upcoming under-wraps follow-up to Get Out, according to Deadline

The cast includes Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Anna Diop. Previously announced cast members include Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. 

Peele, who is writing and directing the film, is producing through his Monkeypaw Productions banner alongside Sean McKittrick and Jason Blum. 

Very little is known about the plot of Us, other than that it's being described as a "social thriller" or "social horror." In February, Peele said of the script: “One thing I know is that this is genre. Playing around with the thriller, horror, action, fun genre of intrigue is my favorite.” Peele added that "tonally it should resemble Get Out," although he plans "to make a completely different movie."

The film begins production today, and is scheduled to hit theaters on March 15, 2019.


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Diane Guerrero (L) and Jackie Cruz in Orange Is the New Black (Credit: Netflix)

Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black star Diane Guerrero has been cast as Crazy Jane in the upcoming live-action series Doom Patrol. Crazy Jane is a member of the eponymous superhero team, with a severe case of multiple personality disorder. Each of her 64 personalities possesses a different super power, making Jane the Doom Patrol's most powerful member, and perhaps its most unstable too. 

Earlier this month, it was announced that April Bowlby (The Big Bang Theory), who had already signed on to play Elasti-Woman on the DC Universe digital platform’s live-action Titans series, would also appear on Doom Patrol as the same character. 

Doom Patrol is being described as a reimagining of one of DC's most beloved group of outcast superheroes — Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman (Bowlby), and Crazy Jane (Guerrero) — led by modern-day mad scientist Dr. Niles Caulder (The Chief). The seires picks up after the events of Titans, which is also in the works for DC’s upcoming streaming service. 

Doom Patrol will be written by Jeremy Carver (Supernatural), who will executive produce the 13-episode drama alongside Greg Berlanti — the massively prolific executive producer behind The CW's Arrowverse — and Geoff Johns, who's overseeing his own DC empire these days. 

The show will debut next year on DC’s own streaming service, known simply as DC Universe.