Race Relations Get Sinisterly Satirical in First Trailer For Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut ‘Get Out’

Written by on October 4, 2016 

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It’s not uncommon for comedians, who dissect everyday life on stage or on the page, to have a keen knack for drama and what makes people tick. Jordan Peele, who we saw in theaters earlier this year with the other half of his duo Key & Peele in Keanu, is returning to the big screen early next year, but not as an actor, and certainly not for a flat-out comedy. Rather, he’s written and directed (in his debut) the satirical thriller Get Out.

Following an African-American man who ventures to his white girlfriend’s family estate, the Blumhouse-produced thriller seemingly keys into race relations that most other films simply scratch the surface of. While it remains to be seen if it’s too over-the-top, Peele certainly has something to say and looks to be doing it in an engaging way. As a fair warning, we’d suggest stopping the trailer around the 1.5-minute mark as it seems to spoil a good deal of the fun after that.

Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones and Catherine Keener, check out the trailer below.

In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, 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.

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, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film 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).

Get Out opens on February 27, 2017.


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