Following the wild success of racial horror feature Get Out, several future projects were announced after the film’s creators inked a series of promising new deals.
Get Out producer Jason Blum and screenwriter and director Dee Rees have teamed to create a horror film that centers around the experiences of a black lesbian couple.
Blum revealed the upcoming project in a recent New York Times profile. The untitled film is based on Rees’ own experiences living in a rural American town with her wife.
“You’ve got me and my wife, two black lesbians, and when we first moved in, we fought every day over all these little things: ‘Why is this over there? Did you move that?'” Rees said to Blue. “Maybe it was a ghost. Or maybe it was some other force – like us not wanting to be there or fitting in.”
Rees is best known for her critically acclaimed film Pariah, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story starring Adepero Oduye as a young woman who comes to terms to her sexuality and identity. In 2015, Rees wrote and directed the HBO film Bessie about the life and times of queer performer Bessie Smith. Queen Latifah, who starred as Smith, earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance, while Rees earned the Directors Guild of America Award for “Outstanding Directing – Television Film.”