‘Nope’: Jordan Peele Reveals Upcoming Horror Film

Jordan Peele, actor, comedian, and filmmaker, is a successful comedian and television host. His skit show with Keegan-Michael Key, Key and Peele, launched them both into stardom when it first debuted.

However, Peele has now garnered praise for his films, most notably his ventures into the horror genre. Recently, Peele announced that he is working on a new scary flick. Not much is known yet, but it is definitely something fans of Peele are going to enjoy.

Peele got his big break on Comedy Central’s ‘Key and Peele’

Key and Peele on the red carpet
Key and Peele | Radhika Jones/Getty

Back in 2010, Key and Peele aired for the first time on Comedy Central. The sketch comedy show was written and produced by the duo. Not only that, but they were also the stars of the series.

The show consisted of pre-taped skits that covered a variety of topics. These included pop culture, stereotypes, social and race relations. Critics and the public alike both adored the comedy series.

Key and Peele ran for five seasons, completing 53 episodes and 1 special. During its time, the show won multiple awards. This included a Peabody Award and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Additional nominations include a Writers Guild Award and 16 additional Primetime Emmy Awards.

Despite being such a critical success, Peele and Key decided to call it quits. However, it was mutual because they both had other artistic endeavors.

Peele moved on to producing horror films

After the show ended, Peele went on to start producing his own films. However, this wasn’t his first venture into movie making. In 2016 Peele and Key co-wrote and co-produced the comedy movie Keanu.

In 2017, Peele made his directorial debut with the horror film Get Out. It was released to universal acclaim and was the tenth most profitable movie of 2017. Peele told NPR that “This [movie] is just simply my truest passion.”

After Get Out, Peele’s next journey in horror films was the 2019 movie Us. It premieres on March 8 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. 

Like his previous movie, Us was a huge success. Critics praised its storytelling, screenplay, and themes. In a review for the New Yorker, critic Richard Brody said that the movie was a “colossal achievement.”

Peele also has another horror film coming out soon. The supernatural slasher movie Candyman will be released on August 27, 2021. 

‘Nope’ will be the title of Peele’s next movie

Peele has recently announced that he is working on another horror film called Nope. The initial release date has been set for July 22, 2022. The cast will include Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun.

Unfortunately, Peele hasn’t given up many details about the movie yet. The mystery surrounding it is sure to build up a lot of hype. With that being said, the movie is certain to be terrifyingly good.

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