Key & Peele’s Jordan Peele to Direct Blumhouse’s Get Out

Jordan Peele to direct the horror-thriller Get Out

Jordan Peele and QC Entertainment are teaming up with Blumhouse Productions for Get Out, a fresh take from Peele on the horror-thriller genre that he wrote and will direct. Blumhouse and QC Entertainment are producing.

“People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films,” said Peele. “Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. ‘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. It’s long overdue.”

Get Out is a horror-thriller centering on a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.

Jason Blum and QC Entertainment principals Sean McKittrick (upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Bad Words, Jimi: All Is By My Side, Donnie Darko) and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words, Hell Baby, Jimi: All Is By My Side) are producing. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson is executive producing alongside QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick.

Blumhouse’s recent films include M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Visit, which opened to $25 million, Joel Edgerton‘s critically-acclaimed directorial debut The Gift, which crossed $40 million domestically, and Insidious: Chapter 3, the highest-grossing horror movie of the year.

QC Entertainment is a recently formed partnership between McKittrick and Hamm’s Darko Entertainment and Movie Package Company’s Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield to finance and produce director driven films. Their goal is to support filmmakers with a unique voice and bring their distinctive brand to helping independent films reach a wider audience.