Coming off of the final season of his acclaimed Comedy Central show “Key and Peele,” Jordan Peele is heading into horror with a project that promises to tackle race relations. Peele is teaming up with QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions on a horror project that he wrote and will direct. Titled “Get Out,” the premise centers on a young African American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.
“Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way,” said Peele. “‘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.”
Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. from QC Entertainment and Jason Blum are producing the film. Executive producers include Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson and QC’s Mansfield and Redick.