‘Get Out’ Trailer: Jordan Peele Directs Race-Focused Horror Film

Image via Blumhouse Productions
Image via Blumhouse Productions

The first trailer has been released for Get Out, the upcoming horror film directed and written by Jordan Peele, best known for being one half of the comedic Key & Peele duo.

The film tells the story of a young African-American man, played by Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario), who agrees to visit his white girlfriend’s family estate. These white people are decidedly creepy, and before long he comes to realise that there was a much more sinister reason for the invitation.

Peele has often tackled topics of race and discrimination in his humour, but this time he’s gone for the horror route. The racial-drive is presented straight away in the first trailer, which provides a good look at what could be an unsettling and darkly humourous horror flick. If there are any qualms to be had right now, it’s that this trailer gives up a bit too much. We could have had some pretty creepy teasers leading up this.

This marks Peele’s first feature film as director, so fingers crossed he is well suited to helm this type of project. We’re very intrigued.

Get Out, also starring Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford, will hit U.S. cinemas on February 24, 2017.

Synopsis for Get Out:

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).