Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ Casts ‘Sicario’ Star Daniel Kaluuya in Leading Role
Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key have been keeping very busy since ending their Comedy Central series. The pair are developing a Police Academy reboot, bringing their popular substitute teacher character to the big screen, and working on a comedy film called Keanu (not Reeves). But the most interesting (and imminent) project is Peele’s Get Out, a new horror film rooted in social issues which has added Sicario star Daniel Kaluuya to the cast.
Deadline reports that Kaluuya has joined the cast of Get Out, starring opposite Allison Williams (Girls) in what essentially sounds like a horror flick twist on the classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner plot. Kaluuya plays a young black man who joins his white girlfriend for a visit to her upper-class family’s estate. The actor also appeared in Kick-Ass 2 and on British shows like Skins and Black Mirror.
Peele previously said that Get Out “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.” That’s not entirely accurate, though. The horror anthology Tales From the ’Hood that was produced by Spike Lee and released in 1995 also examined race, though it didn’t receive many positive reviews and has been mostly forgotten by general audiences.
Still! Peele’s horror movie concept sounds exciting, and is the sort of clever and thoughtful commentary we’ve grown fond of from Key & Peele. Get Out is being produced by genre banner Blumhouse Productions, and will likely hit theaters sometime next year.