Get Out is a 2017 American horror film written and directed by Jordan Peele and marks his directorial debut. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford and Caleb Landry Jones. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017 and is scheduled to be released on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures.
College student Rose (Allison Williams) is in love with Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), and at the point in their relationship when they should meet each other’s parents. Chris is apprehensive, as Rose, who is white, has apparently not told her parents Missy and Dean (Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford) that Chris is black. Once at the parents’ house, Chris is unable to relax and is uncomfortable around Rose’s parents, which causes him to refuse an offer of hypnosis from Missy. He learns that the upscale suburban area has a sinister history of young black men disappearing.
The film marks the directorial debut of Jordan Peele and also marks a genre shift for him as he has traditionally worked in comedy, although he stated that he’d been wanting to do a horror film for a while. He stated that the genres were similar in that “so much of it is pacing, so much of it reveals”, noting that he considers that comedy gave him “something of a training” for the film. The Stepford Wives (1975) provided inspiration for Peele, who said “it’s a horror movie but has a satirical premise.” As the film deals with racism, Peele has stated that the story is “very personal”, although he noted that “it quickly veers off from anything autobiographical.”
The two lead actors, Alison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya, were cast in November 2015 with other roles cast between December 2015 and February 2016.
Principal photography on the film began on February 16, 2016.