Bradley Whitford has signed on as co-lead in Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, GET OUT. The horror-thriller centers on a young African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate. Whitford will star along with Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Daniel Kaluuya, Caleb Landry Jones, and Lil Rel Howery.
Key & Peele co-creator and co-star Jordan Peele is directing from his own script. Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. of QC Entertainment and Jason Blum of Blumhouse are producing. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson will exec produce with QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick.
Best known for his Emmy-winning role as Josh Lyman on The West Wing, Whitford returned to the Emmy stage with a win in 2015 for his supporting role in Amazon’s Transparent. Whitford’s upcoming films include Phil with Greg Kinnear, The Meagan Leavey Story with Kate Mara and Edie Falco, I Saw The Light with Tom Hiddleston, and Other People with Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon which opens Sundance 2016. He also stars as Hubert Humphrey opposite Brian Cranston’s LBJ in the HBO film All The Way.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer