Jordan Peele is best known for being half of Key & Peele. With their Comedy Central sketch series now over, Peele has decided to go in a whole different direction. Talk about a 180. Who knew the 37-year-old comedian possessed such a dark and twisted side?
Get Out marks the directorial debut of Peele. He also wrote the screenplay. Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario) is a young African-American man, named Chris, who’s about to meet the parents of his white girlfriend, played by Allison Williams, for the very first time. This isn’t Sidney Poiter’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? It’s far more sinister, but it also has an underlying provocative commentary.
During his stay at the family estate, Chris encounters a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries, which lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. Turns out that, the African-American men in town have gone missing from the neighborhood under mysterious circumstances.
Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford play Williams’s odd parents. Blumhouse, the studio behind such horror hits as Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, produced the thriller.
Get Out arrives in theaters February 24, 2017. Definitely not your typical fare for Black History Month. Check out the gripping trailer below.
Get Out Movie Trailer