EXCLUSIVE: Girls star and NBC’s Peter Pan Allison Williams is set to make her feature film debut in Get Out, the horror thriller pic written and to be directed by former Key & Peele star Jordan Peele. QC Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions are producing.
The pic centers on a young African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate but few other plot details are known. Peele, who just signed with CAA, said when the pic was announced in September that the pic “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. It’s long overdue.”
Jason Blum and QC Entertainment principals Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson is executive producing alongside QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick.
Blumhouse of course is behind the two highest-grossing horror movies of 2015: Universal’s The Visit ($64.4M domestic) from M. Night Shyamalan and Focus Features’ Insidious: Chapter 3 ($52.2M domestic). It also was behind STX Entertainment’s first theatrical release, Joel Edgerton’s The Gift ($43.8M).
Williams plays Marnie on HBO’s Lena Dunham comedy Girls, which returns with Season 5 in February. She also starred as Peter Pan in NBC’s live-action play in December. She’s repped by CAA and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.