Key & Peele‘s Jordan Peele transitions from comedy to horror with the new film Get Out, which he wrote and directed. Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford co-star in Peele’s largely mysterious film.
The trailer begins with Kaluuya and Williams portraying Chris and Rose: a young, interracial couple preparing for Chris’ first meeting with Rose’s parents à la Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. He worries that his girlfriend has not prepared her parents, since they do not know that she is dating a black man yet. The pair’s first encounter with the strange quality of the situation they’re entering is when a strange object flies at their car’s windshield while they’re driving down a heavily wooded road.
At their destination, Chris begins noticing the weird interactions with Rose’s parents — played by Keener and Whitford — and the distant, Stepford-like existence of the black people employed by the older couple. A friend back home tells Chris that several black men have gone missing in the suburb he’s visiting before things begin to spiral out of control into a violent attempt for escape. Get Out will be released on February 24th.