What do you do after making five seasons of a beloved, hilarious, Emmy-nominated sketch comedy show? Become a horror movie auteur, obviously. At least that's Jordan Peele's plan.
The actor's uproarious show, "Key & Peele," is ending after its current season. And on Monday, Peele announced that his next project would be a racially-charged horror movie called "Get Out." Peele has already written the script for the movie, which tells the story of a young black man visiting his white girlfriend's family's house, and plans to direct it as well.
"'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," Peele said in a statement.
Peele and his acting partner Keegan-Michael Key have long been known for taking edgy stances on race; their show consistently puts out sketches with extremely incisive viewpoints on the topic.
Peele is partnering with Blumhouse Productions, the wildly profitable company behind such horror franchises as "Paranormal Activity," "Insidious," "Sinister" and "The Purge," for the movie, so there's reason to believe it'll be legitimately scary.
Though most of Peele's long C.V. is comedic, this won't be his first foray into the serious. (If, indeed, "Get Out" is serious, rather than a comedic horror movie like "Scream.") Peele and Key both turned heads for their small recurring roles as FBI agents in the first season of "Fargo" on FX.
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