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Jordan Peele on 'Get Out,' the horror film about racism that Obama would love

Jordan Peele on 'Get Out,' the horror film about racism that Obama would love

Jordan Peele never thought his directorial debut “Get Out,” a horror spin on “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” for the post-Obama age, would ever actually make it to the big screen.

“I said, ‘You want to hear a cool story?’” the comedian-turned-filmmaker says of his pitch to a producer years ago, teasing a thriller about an African American man who goes home to meet his Caucasian girlfriend’s parents only to suspect insidious goings-on in her affluent liberal hometown. “The caveat is: No one will make this movie.’”

Happily for Peele, 38, a comedy star best known for his sketch show “Key & Peele,” his run on “MADtv” and last year’s “Keanu” movie, he was...

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