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British-Ugandan actor Daniel Kaluuya’s movie tops the US box office in its opening weekend

British-Ugandan actor Daniel Kaluuya’s movie tops the US box office in its opening weekend

By David Kugonza

Get Out is a 2017 American comedy horror film written, co-produced and directed by Jordan Peele, marking his directorial debut. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, LaKeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford and Stephen Root, and follows a young interracial couple who visit the mysterious estate of the woman’s parents.

The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2017, and was released in the United States on February 24, 2017, by Universal Pictures. The film received praise from critics and has grossed $37 million.  it took $30m in its first weekend in the US

Summary: Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.

David Kugonza

March 1st, 2017

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