‘I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead because I’ve seen that movie already’: Jordan Peele
With the hype around Jordan Peele’s Hollywood film US, the director-producer is enjoying the success of the American horror which stars Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke. However, in a recent interview, he has revealed that he casts black people as the lead because he is fortunate enough but he does not see himself casting a white actor ever in his films, because that is the kind of movie he has already seen.
Popular for the Oscar-winning film Get Out, Jordan said all his films have black people because he is in a position to tell the producers that he will make a great movie. For US, Jordan Peele said he told Universal Studios he wants to make a 20 million dollar horror movie with a black family and they agreed. The 40-year-old American actor and comedian also said that he is always committed to casting black people in lead roles for his films because it’s not like he hates white actors, but it has been happening in films for the longest time and he wants to change that. He added that films like US and Get Out are the kind which starts a “renaissance in the industry to prove that the myths about representation in the industry are false.”
After US, Jordan is busy with hosting, narrating and being the executive producer for the CBS All Access reboot of The Twilight Zone. US is an American horror film which revolves around a family who is confronted by their doppelgangers in their very own house. The film has been produced by Jason Blum, Sean McKittrick, and Ian Cooper, who also produced BlacKkKlansman.