Jordan Peele Tackling Horror and Race with 'Get Out'

" '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," says Peele.
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Jordan Peele, one half of the comedic duo on Comedy Central’s Key and Peele, is heading into horror via a project that promises to take on race relations.

Peele is teaming up with QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions on horror project Get Out, which Peele wrote and will direct.

The plot 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."

Jason Blum and QC Entertainment principals Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing.

QC Entertainment is a recently formed partnership between McKittrick and Hamm's Darko Entertainment and Movie Package Company's Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield. The goal is to finance and produce director driven films.

Blumhouse's Couper Samuelson is executive producing alongside QC's Mansfield and Redick.

 

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