Emmy Winner Bradley Whitford has signed on as co-lead in Get Out, directed by Key & Peele co-creator and co-star Jordan Peele. The horror-thriller centers on a young African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate. Whitford will star along with Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Caleb Landry Jones and Lil Rel Howery.
Peele is directing from his own script. Jason Blum of Blumhouse and Sean McKittrick (Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Bad Words) and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (Bad Words, Hell Baby) of QC Entertainment are producing. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson will exec produce alongside QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick. Blumhouse’s The Visit” and Insidious: Chapter 3 were the two highest-grossing horror films of 2015, and the Blumhouse-produced Joel Edgerton directorial effort The Gift grossed over $40m in the United States.
Whitford’s upcoming films include Phil, with Greg Kinnear, The Meagan Leavey Story with Kate Mara and Edie Falco, Other People with Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon which opens Sundance 2016, I Saw The Light alongside Tom Hiddleston, and the HBO film All The Way, where he’ll appear as Hubert Humphrey opposite Brian Cranston as LBJ. Whitford won an Emmy in 2001 for his work on The West Wing, and won again in 2015 for his supporting role on Amazon’s Transparent. He’s repped by WME and Greenlight Management.