Jordan Peele To Direct “Get Out”

With “Key and Peele” coming to an end, comedian and star Jordan Peele has signed on to write and direct the racially-themed horror-thriller “Get Out” at Blumhouse Productions and QC Entertainment.

The story follows a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate. Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. will produce.

Peele tells The Wrap that the film: “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.”