After making fans laugh for years with his hit Comedy Central series Key & Peele, and in movies like this year’s Keanu, Jordan Peele is going in a different direction with his harrowing thriller Get Out. Universal Pictures has reveled the first trailer and poster for Get Out, which marks Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, and could just be one of the most talked-about thrillers hitting theaters next year. The filmmaker teamed up with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse to bring this speculative thriller to theaters.
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 (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
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. The film from Universal Pictures also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum. Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). Universal Pictures has set a February 24, 2017 release date for Get Out, which puts it up against God Particle, Rock Dog and Sleepless.
Jason Blum is also producing a slew of upcoming thrillers such as Split from M. Night Shyamlan, Ouija: Origins of Evil from Mike Flanagan and a highly-anticipated Halloween sequel with original Halloween director John Carpenter. Jordan Peele also co-wrote Keanu with his Key & Peele partner Keegan Michael Key earlier this year. In addition to the trailer, we also have the first poster for Get Out, which you can take a look at below.