“KEY & PEELE” star and Blumhouse say, “GET OUT”Movies/TV,News Michael Gingold
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.”