The Oscar winner says he wants the 2019 release, reportedly starring Lupita Nyong’o and Elisabeth Moss, to be like a Hitchcock film.
You had to figure real-life TSA agents enjoyed Lil Rel Howery's hilarious — and heroic — portrayal of Rod Williams in last year's sleeper hit/pop culture phenomenon, "Get Out."
Find yourself a friend who loves you this much. Jordan Peele had a historic moment last night when he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for "Get Out."
The love was spread around at the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards, with critical darlings such as "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing", "Missouri", "Lady Bird", "Call Me by Your Name", "Mudbound", "I, Tonya", and "The Big Sick" all getting time to shine Saturday afternoon on the sands of Santa Monica, Calif.
Yahoo Entertainment asked the actors and directors at the Governors Awards which 2017 film or performance would have their early vote on the Oscar ballot.
Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.
After a strong start to 2017, thanks to the success of films both big (Beauty and the Beast, Fifty Shades Darker) and small (Get Out, Split), this summer has been fairly stagnant for Hollywood.
Get Out, Jordan Peele’s acclaimed satire of “post-racial America” cloaked in the guise of a freaky psychological thriller, has been the biggest box office surprise of the year. Naturally, we’ve got to wonder if Peele has plans for a sequel. Jason Blum, the horror hitmaker whose Blumhouse Productions was behind Get Out, seemed less sure, even though his company has released multiple entries in its successful Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge franchises.
"Get Out" director told Variety last month about his original downer ending, which he ultimately discarded — but which we may now get to see
Jordan Peele’s Get Out is not only one of the most critically acclaimed films of early 2017 — it’s also one of the more financially successful. Made for a paltry $4.5 million, the racism-centric horror movie is an unqualified smash, earning an eye-opening $111 million after just three weekends in U.S. release and pretty much guaranteeing that Peele will get to make at least one of the other four socially conscious thrillers he currently has in mind if he wants to. While filming Jurassic World 2 in the U.K., Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and many of their cast mates were treated to a private screening of Get Out, which hasn’t yet debuted in England (both are Universal films).
With a perfect 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes (as of Friday morning), the actor-turned-director has apparently hit the sweet spot between scares, laughs, and sociopolitical satire with his tale of a mixed-race couple (Girls’ Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya) who visit her family’s upper-crust white neighborhood, where things take a decidedly nasty turn. The writer and director, Jordan Peele (of the comedy sketch show Key & Peele), knows how to make shadowy streets into menacing ones and turn silences into warnings from the abyss.
Any fan of the Comedy Central series Key and Peele knows that its eponymous creators and costars, Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele, are big-time horror fans. Peele, it turns out, is such a genre groupie that his acclaimed directorial debut, Get Out — which currently boasts a rare 100 percent approval rating on the critic aggregator Rotten Tomatoes — is a legit frightener. Yes, there’s some dark comedy in the film, about a young black photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) who senses something sinister going on while meeting his girlfriend’s white parents during a weekend away in the ‘burbs.
Jordan Peele does not appear onscreen in his directorial debut, Get Out, the sharply subversive horror film about a biracial couple’s very terrifying weekend in the suburbs. But the Key and Peele alum and sketch-comedy pro did some acting around the movie.