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Jordan Peele explains why he's unlikely to cast a lead white dude

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After the smash opening weekend totaling 71 million for Us (and rave reviews), the director talked a little about his creative vision for the future.

"I don't see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don't like white dudes," he said at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in East Hollywood. "But I've seen that movie."

"It really is one of the best greatest pieces of this story, feeling like we are in this time [where] a renaissance has happened and proven the myths about representation in the industry are false," Jordan adds.

While some may see that as (lol) "reverse racism", the impressive box office stats reflect an audience that is here for diversity in movies. Peele feels fortunate to be in a position he can approach Universal with things on his terms and they say yes.

For R-rated recent opening weekends in horror, Us sits only behind IT(2017) and last year's Halloween.

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