The busy Keith Stanfield has joined the cast of Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film, “Get Out,” which follows a young African American man as he visits his white girlfriend’s family estate. And then some *interesting* things happen, I’m sure. Peele added in a press release a couple of months ago, “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.”
No word on what character Stanfield has signed up to play, but he joins a cast that already includes Daniel Kaluuya (who is starring as the young man), Allison Williams (as his white girlfriend), as well as Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery and Betty Gabriel.
Peele has teamed up with QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions to produce the horror movie, which he wrote and will direct. I’m certainly looking forward to whatever he’s cooking up for us here.