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Jordan Peele Shares Trailer For New Horror Movie

(AP) — Jordan Peele is releasing another horror movie, after the success of his box office hit, Get Out. He shared a trailer yesterday for a new one called Us, which is about a family who comes face to face with a group of evil beings who look exactly like them.

The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke. It hits theaters in March. Get Out was nominated for multiple Oscars this year, and picked up one for best original screenplay.

Following the success of ‘Moonlight’, Black Cinema Gets Another Score with Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’

(SL) –  Brandon Harris of the New Yorker reports, Peele spent many years trying to get financing for the movie, after conceiving of the picture during the 2008 Democratic Presidential primaries, a campaign that seemingly put racial progress and feminism at odds.

“It was almost like this who’s-suffered-long-enough kind of thing.” Peele quipped, in conversation with the film reporter Logan Hill, following the film’s Brooklyn première, when asked to explain finding inspiration in the contest between Clinton and Obama. “It was a very weird time, but it made me think, Yeah, we have different civil rights, which ones are more deserving?”


The intervening years, ones in which the ascension of a mixed-race President emboldened hopes, quickly dashed, that color would no longer be such a crucible in American life, have confirmed one of many underlying tensions within Peele’s film.

America may have, as recently as 2008, claimed to be through with race as a country, but by 2016, race was clearly not through with us. “We were past race, guys, what happened?” Peele said jokingly to the audience, his humor deadly serious. “Race caught up.”

The film critiques the insidious racism that lurks just beneath a veneer of white liberal do-gooderism by telling the story of a young black photographer named Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), who anxiously visits the suburban family home of his Caucasian girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams).

Her parents, a doctor (Bradley Whitford) who confides he “would have voted for Obama a third time if [he] could” and a hypnotist (Catherine Keener), are friendly to a fault, but something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

It isn’t long after Rose’s brother, an M.M.A. enthusiast (Caleb Landry Jones), returns home during Chris’s visit that “Get Out,” which opens with a black man (Lakeith Stanfield) being choked unconscious and stuffed into a car on a suburban street by a masked assailant, makes plain its terrifying premise: the Armitage family serially kidnaps and brainwashes African-Americans into servility, ostensibly for their own good.

“The real thing at hand here is slavery,” Peele remarked as he first began to take questions from the audience. “Not to bring down the room, guys. It’s some dark shit.” And indeed, sex slavery, and the fear of it, are a very present spectre in the movie.

{Video} T.I. Hosts ‘KEANU’ Screening In The ATL

(SL )– Last night, Atlanta’s own “King of the South” T.I. hosted a special VIP screening of the new film KEANU at Regal Cinemas Atlantic Station. Hundreds packed the theater for a chance to preview the highly-anticipated comedy. Cast members Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man and Jason Mitchell were on hand to thank the crowd for their support. Special guests included Keri Hilson, Kelly Price, Egypt Sherrod (HGTV), Robert Riley (VH1 “Hit the Floor”), Clifton Powell, Demetria McKinney, Headkrack (Dish Nation/“Rickey Smiley Morning Show”), DJ Fadelf, D’iallo Thompson (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Beautii J (“Cutting It: In the ATL”), Jasmine Burke(Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”) and more.

 Following the screening, T.I. invited guests and the cast to an after-party at his restaurant Scales 925. KEANU is in theaters April 29. Videographer: Christopher London

T.I, Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Keegan Michael Key, Jordan Peele and More Come Out For The ATL Private Screening Of ‘Keanu’

(SL) – Keanu is sure to be a blockbuster simply because the cast is a pure lineup of funny, but the film looks pretty comedic and you can’t go wrong with a gangsta cat!  I was on hand for the ATL screening and man…a lot of stars showed up for the screening which was hosted by the King of the South, T.I.!  #KeanuATL #KeanuMovie #Keanu


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