Get Out Producer Jason Blum Says He'd Pay Money for President Trump to See Provocative Movie
Malia Obama saw Get Out screened for the first time ever at Sundance and "really loved it," producer Jason Blum says
If President Donald Trump is interested in a movie night, Jason Blum has a suggestion.
The producer of Get Out, this year’s smash horror written and directed by Jordan Peele, told PEOPLE at Monday’s Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York City that he would happily open his wallet for Trump to see the film.
“I would bet any amount of money he had not seen it, but I’d pay any amount of money for him to see it,” Blum says, before adding, “Well, not any amount.”
The film follows Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya), a young black man who travels with his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) to meet her parents and spend a weekend at their remote, suburban home where Chris slowly discovers something isn’t quite right about the goings on in the neighborhood.
“Unfortunately our country has gone in the reverse direction than we were hoping it would have gone in terms of our relationship with racism, and I think the movie touched a nerved and really reminded people of in a different way,” Blum explains of why the movie resonated with audiences. “And I think that kind of explains how it went from a successful movie to something else.”
Blum is unsure if Barack Obama has seen Get Out, but he met the former president’s eldest daughter Malia at Sundance when she saw it screened for the first time ever.
“She apparently thought it was great. She really loved it,” the producer said. “She talked to someone after the movie, not me, and said how much she liked it.”
He added, “I hope [President Obama]’s seen it or does see it and likes it.”
Peele previously told PEOPLE that the film, which he describes as “the horror version of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and “The Stepford Wives meets The Help,” also received early approval from his horror-movie adverse wife, Chelsea Peretti, so he knew he was onto something.
“My wife is very honest, so she doesn’t mess around,” he shared. “When I showed her the cut and she loved it, I knew I had something cool. She’s also literally not a horror fan, so it’s good to have a wife whose opinion I can trust.”
But given the way things play out in the end of his film, we shouldn’t expect a Get Out 2, should we?
“What are you talking about? Hells yes we can!” said Peele. “I’ve got many ways we can do a sequel. That’s also my whole creative makeup is to say if this is an impossible story to tell, figure out how it’s possible, that’s what we did with this one and so yeah, never say never. And Get Out is a good second viewing.”