When you first press play on the trailer for comedian Jordan Peele’s upcoming film Get Out — based on the story of a white woman who is taking her black boyfriend to meet her white suburban family for the first time — you may automatically assume that it’s going to be similar to Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner or Meet The Parents. Written and directed by the Key and Peele star, Get Out is, however, a psychological thriller that adds a horrific twist to the romantic comedies you may be used to watching.
The movie, which stars Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario) and Allison Williams (Girls) as Chris and Rose, shows a loving couple about to embark on the next stage of their relationship, but as soon as they venture out on a weekend getaway to visit Rose’s parents’ estate things get downright creepy. Chris, who was originally nervous about what Rose’s parents, played by Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford, may think about him being a black man in a relationship with their white daughter, is in for a rude awakening when he discovers the odd behavior of not only Rose’s parents but the other black people in the community. Produced by Raymond Mansfield, Couper Samuelson, Shaun Redick and Jeanette Volturno, Get Out is sure to keep viewers on their toes throughout the entire flick.
Peele has said many times in the past that he is a huge fan of horror films. In a 2015 interview with Rotten Tomatoes, he said, “I’m obsessed with the link between horror and comedy. I think they’re very close.” The comedian also told Entertainment Weekly in 2014, “I want to be essentially a thriller director. I’m a big fan horror movies.”
Get Out will hit theaters in February 2017.