Get Out is a 2017 American comedy horror film written, produced, and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut, and also produced by Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Sean McKittrick. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener, and follows a young interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman’s parents.
The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017, and was released in the United States on February 24 by Universal Pictures. The film received praise from critics for its atmosphere, writing, directing, and cast, and has grossed $46 million worldwide against its $4.5 million budget.
- Jordan Peele cited the original Η νύχτα των ζωντανών νεκρών (1968) as an inspiration for making this his feature film writing-directing debut, because the film had an African American protagonist and dealt with serious racial issues inside the framework of a horror movie.
- Jordan Peele’s feature film directorial debut.
- During a talk after this movie’s January 2017 Sundance Film Festival screening, director Jordan Peele said that he first got the idea during 2008 Democratic primary discussions about whether an African American or a woman was more deserving of the presidency. He then went on to explain that from that seed of an idea, he further conceived the movie as a twist on the 1975 movie The Stepford Wives, in which suburban husbands replace their rebellious wives with compliant robots.
- Allison Williams’ first feature film.
- Production schedule was set for twenty-three days in Fairhope, Alabama.
- Slate reported that this movie was the “secret midnight screening” at the January 2017 Sundance Film Festival–even though “rumors had been circulating for days that the horror movie…was the festival’s enticing TBA [“to be announced selection”], and Variety confirmed those rumors hours before the show.”