Now that his Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele is over, Jordan Peele is finally getting the chance to make a horror film, which is something he’s been wanting to do for a very long time. You may remember hearing about this idea back in October of last year.
Peele mentioned how he was working on a “straight horror” movie about the “fears of being a black man today.” It was an exciting idea at the time, and almost a year later it’s still an exciting idea. That’s why Blumhouse Productions has decided to make Peele’s dreams come true.
According to Deadline, the 36-year-old actor/writer will direct and write a horror-thriller titled Get Out. The film centers on a “young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.”
In a statement released earlier this week, Peele had this to say about the upcoming project…
“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.”
It doesn’t sound like Peele will be acting in the film, so maybe he’ll consider his good friend Keegan-Michael Key for the starring role? I mean, they obviously work pretty well together.