“Get Out” Director Gets In with Universal and Inks a Picture Deal

DANIEL KALUUYA as Chris Washington in "Get Out," a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of "The Visit," "Insidious" series and "The Gift") and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Jordan Peele— photo courtesy of Universal Pictures

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF.–Jordan Peele, who wrote, produced and directed the hit movie “Get Out,” about a black man, who goes to meet his white girlfriend’s parents, continues to hear nothing but good news about the film.

“Get Out,” which was made for $4.5 million, has grossed $204.3 million at the box office.

And according to the Hollywood Reporter, a trade publication, Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions has signed a first-look overall production deal with Universal Pictures based on the movie’s success.

According to a two-year deal, Universal has staked its claim on Peele’s untitled social thriller that he will write, direct and produce. A story about the deal was posted on Universal’s website.

“Through extraordinary imagination and fearless humor, Jordan has proven himself to be a game-changer who is driven to tell stories that are as commercially entertaining as they are disruptive and provocative,”  said Donna Langley, chairman of Universal.

“Get Out” stars Daniel Kaluuya as the young black man and Allison Williams is his girlfriend. At her parents’ home, he is exposed to a passive kind of racism before being plunged into a nightmare of secret societies, kidnappings, and strange personalities.

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