DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know Oscar-winning film Get Out almost had a completely different ending? At the end of the film, Chris is seen strangling Rose but he stops as his friend Rod arrives in a T.S.A car and rescues him leaving her girlfriend to die alone. However, that ending was part of a reshoot because the original was far more realistic wherein Chris is arrested by two white police and went to jail. The poignant ending also shows Rod visiting Chris in jail to ask him information about the Armitage family for an investigation but Chris insists everything is fine. Writer-director of the film Jordan Peele explained the initial idea for the ending was written to call out the fact that racism isn’t over yet despite the election of Barack Obama as the US President, which gave the feeling racism was now a thing of the past. The reason behind the change of the ending came after a shift in the cultural conversation around racism and police violence in the recent years following the widespread racially motivated shootings and the increasing popularity of the Black Lives Matters movement. Peele said he decided to have a happy ending to give people a positive feeling adding that the beauty of the new ending is that the audience can assume the worst when the police car arrives on the scene. In an interview with Stephen Galloway, Peele also revealed there was another possible ending that was never filmed wherein Rod breaks into a gated community, sees Chris and calls his name but Chris responds “I assure you, I don’t know who you’re talking about.”