The Girls star’s first big screen turn will be in a Blumhouse flick.

She’s danced as Peter Pan in Peter Pan Live! and she’s had many awkward moments as one of the Girls in Lena Dunham’s HBO show, but now she’s seeking big screen acclaim, and she’s tackling horror first.

Actress Allison Williams has just been announced as the star of Get Out, a thriller written and directed by Jordan Peele.

Deadline says:

The pic centers on a young African American man who visits his white girlfriend’s family estate but few other plot details are known. Peele said when the pic was announced in September that the pic “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.”

Jason Blum and QC Entertainment principals Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson is executive producing alongside QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick.

Blumhouse of course is behind the two highest-grossing horror movies of 2015: Universal’s The Visit ($64.4M domestic) from M. Night Shyamalan and Focus Features’ Insidious: Chapter 3 ($52.2M domestic). It also was behind STX Entertainment’s first theatrical release, Joel Edgerton’s The Gift ($43.8M).

More info to come in the coming months. It’s an interesting first feature film choice for the TV star, and we’re excited to learn more!



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