Allison Williams joins Jordan Peele's Get Out

Allison Williams has had some some great success in the eleven years since she made her acting debut, most notably her co-starring role on the HBO series Girls and the eponymous role of Peter Pan in an NBC live event, but one thing she has never done is star in a feature. That is about to change, as she has landed a role in the horror film GET OUT, which is being written and directed by Key & Peele's Jordan Peele.

GET OUT follows 

a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate.

One would assume that Williams will be playing the girlfriend.

Peele has said that the film will be taking on the task of exploring race in America, and he is approaching it with the intent of provoking thought and furthering the conversation on social issues.

While Peele is clearly taking a serious approach to the material, his background in comedy does lead me to wonder if the title GET OUT is a nod to an Eddie Murphy bit from his stand-up special DELIRIOUS. Murphy discusses horror movies and asks, "Why don't white people just leave the house when there's a ghost?", referencing the characters of THE AMITYVILLE HORROR not listening when the ghosts told them to "Get out!"

GET OUT is being produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions and Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. of QC Entertainment.

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Source: Deadline



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