Jordan Peele: ‘I Don’t See Myself Casting A White Dude As The Lead’

On the strength of Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele has received a level of power and respect in Hollywood, and he plans on using it

During a talk with an improv group this week, Peele said, "The way I look at it, I get to cast black people in my movies. I feel fortunate to be in this position where I can say to Universal, 'I want to make a $20 million horror movie with a black family.' And they say yes."

Peele continued, "I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I've seen that movie."

The group applauded at his statement.



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