We already know the Key & Peele team have a knack for comedy, but what about horror?
Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment released the first trailer for Get Out, the upcoming thriller written and directed by one half of that comedy duo, Jordan Peele. The film follows a young man whose weekend getaway intended to finally introduce him to his girlfriend’s parents takes a strange — and possibly deadly — turn when he discovers that the parents’ efforts to embrace their interracial relationship might hide something sinister.
The film stars Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario) and Allison Williams (Girls) as the young couple, and Catherine Keener (Capote) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing) as the parents of Williams’ character. The supporting cast includes X-Men: First Class actor Caleb Landry Jones, The Carmichael Show‘s Milton ‘Lil Rel’ Howery, Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon), and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).
Get Out will be Peele’s directorial debut and just the second feature-length film he has written. He also co-wrote this year’s comedy Keanu, which he also co-starred in with his Key & Peele partner, Keegan-Michael Key. That film earned $20 million worldwide from a $15 million budget and received good reviews from professional critics and mixed reviews from general audiences.
The upcoming film is produced by Blumhouse, the production studio responsible for low-budget horror hits The Visit and the Sinister, Paranormal Activity, and The Purge franchises.
Get Out hits theaters February 24.
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