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Jordan Peele Goes From Comedy To Horror, Will Write And Direct ‘Get Out’

Jordan Peele Goes From Comedy To Horror, Will Write And Direct 'Get Out'

"Key & Peele" may be ending, but long live Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The former has already been busy this year outside the sketch show with roles in "Pitch Perfect 2," "Vacation," and "Tomorrowland," while the latter popped up in a few episodes of "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp." And now, Peele is raising the game.

The comic talent is going horror with "Get Out," which will not only serve up scares, but put them on a racially charged the backdrop. The movie, which Peele will write and direct, will kick off when an African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate. And Peele thinks his movie will be a game changer.

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“People know me for my work in comedy, 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,” he said.

I dig the confidence. No word yet on who will star, but the project is set up at Blumhouse. So, until more news arrives, perhaps it’s good opportunity to take one last visit to the continental breakfast bar… [The Wrap]

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