Jordan Peele Trades Laughs for Screams with Directorial Debut Get Out
Key and Peele fans consider yourselves warned: There’s nothing funny about Jordan Peele’s new movie.
Peele, 37, is turning to the dark side with his directorial debut Get Out, which he also wrote. The first trailer for the upcoming thriller dropped on Tuesday — and it’s equal parts terrifying and intriguing.
In the film, a young African-American man named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is introduced to his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) Rose’s family. And although they seem to welcome him into their home, Chris begins to notice very strange behavior from the other African-American residents in the town, two of whom are employed by Rose’s family. He even gets a warning from his friend from home, who tells him that several men and women have gone missing in the area.
“Rose we gotta go,” he says in a panic after realizing he might be the town’s next “victim.”
The trailer then turns into a montage of clips showing the couple’s violent attempt to escape, as the town’s racially-motivated bad behavior continues to spiral out of control.
Get Out hits theaters Feb. 24.