Writers Guild Names Get Out The ‘Greatest’ Screenplay of the 21st Century

Jordan Peele’s Directorial debut film Get Out, is being touted as the “greatest” screenplay of the 21st century.

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The 2017 film ismmaking history. Jordan Peele’s Get Out is now on the top of the Writers Guild of America’s “101 Greatest Screenplays of the 21st century (so far)”. The Writers Guild said in a statement,

“As the number one vote-getter, Get Out is this list’s version of Casablanca.

“Imagine Jordan Peele pitching his concept to Jack Warner, and it immediately becomes apparent why comparing screenplays across Hollywood epochs is a non-starter.”

The horror-comedy was admired for its masterful metaphors and social commentary. Peele won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film, which was his first directorial turn. The starring performance by Daniel Kaluuya won universal acclaim. He received a Best Actor nomination, alongside the Oscar nods for Best Picture and Best Director.

Get Out grossed $255m (£191m) worldwide on a $4.5m (£3.38m) budget, with a net profit of $124.8m (£93.3m). This made it the tenth-most profitable film of 2017.

Kaluuya plays a black man who uncovers terrifying, supernatural secrets when he visits the racist family of his white girlfriend, played by Allison Williams. Get Out also stars Bradley Whitford, LaKeith Stanfield, and Catherine Keener.

Other top screenplays on WGA’s list include 2019’s Parasite, 2004’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2010’s The Social Network, and 2016’s Moonlight.

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