Jordan Peele to Tackle Racial Issues in Horror Film 'Get Out'

Following five seasons of comedy on "Key & Peele," Jordan Peele is turning his attention to horror.

Deadline reports he's teaming with Blumhouse Productions to write and direct "Get Out," the horror-thriller he mentioned nearly a year ago that's inspired by “the fears of being a black man today."

The film centers on a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend's family estate.

“People know me for my work in comedy, but now I’ll get to focus on my passion for writing and directing horror films," Peele said in a statement. "Like comedy, horror has an ability to provoke thought and further the conversation on real social issues in a very powerful way. 'Get Out' 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."

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