Jordan Peele, one-half of the comedy duo ‘Key and Peele,’ is set direct the indie horror-thriller ‘Get Out’ for Blumhouse Productions, says TheWrap.
In addition to directing, Peele will provide the script for the tale of “a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.”
Blumhouse’s Jason Blum and Sean McKittrick of QC Entertainment (‘Donnie Darko’) are producing, alongside Edward H. Hamm Jr. Executive producers include Couper Samuelson of Blumhouse and QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redic.
“People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films,” said Peele. “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.”