Wow. My mind is kinda blown right now.
When I first found out that, for her first big leading-lady movie turn, Allison Williams from HBO’s Girls had signed on to star in Get Out, a horror thriller that also will serve as the feature-film directorial debut of Jordan Peele (Keanu, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele), I – like a doof – presumed we were all set to enter decidedly B-movie territory...that the project would have some silly, easily forgettable laughs and a few cheap thrills.
Boy, was I wrong.
The first trailer for the Jason Blum-produced Get Out is out, and, lemme tell ya, writer-director Peele has dreamt up something truly beyond-scary.
Get Out will follow an interracial couple, played by Sicario’s Daniel Kaluuya (pictured here) and Williams, that travels to her parents’ (Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener) suburban estate in White Americatown, where they – he, in particular – begin to uncover a so, so sinister, racially charged conspiracy involving calmly, measured speech patterns, hypnosis, and casually told sstories about gone-missing black people.
It’s all oh-so-paranoid in the bestest of B ways and very cerebral and kinda provocative – and I cannot wait to find out how it all ends when Get Out gets into theaters next Feb. 24.