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“KEY & PEELE” star and Blumhouse say, “GET OUT”

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One of the creators/stars of the hit Comedy Central sketch show is turning serious and scary with his feature directorial debut.

Variety reports that Jordan Peele, who co-stars with Keegan-Michael Key on KEY & PEELE, will write and helm the fright flick GET OUT for Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment. The story concerns a young African-American man who runs into some unnerving situations when he visits the family estate of his white girlfriend. “People know me for my work in comedy,” Peele says, “but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films. Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. GET OUT takes on the task of exploring race in America, something that hasn’t really been done within the genre since NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 47 years ago. It’s long overdue.”

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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