Comedian/actor Jordan Peele (Wanderlust, TV’s Fargo) has teamed up with Blumhouse Productions for his directorial debut Get Out, and Universal have just put out this very promising first trailer.
Peele wrote and directed the film, as well as producing alongside Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box) and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). Daniel Kaluuya (Kick-Ass 2, Psychoville) stars opposite Girls’ Allison Williams, with Bradley Whitford (The Cabin in the Woods, Robocop 3) and Catherine Keener (8mm, Cyrus).
A horror-thriller with a weighty social commentary, Get Out deals confrontationally with differing levels of racial tensions (from small-town ignorance to outright fear and hatred) and class divisions. Here is the synopsis as per the film’s press release:
“…when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Now that Chris (Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Keener) and Dean (Whitford).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.”
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)