Jordan Peele’s Secret Upcoming Film, Keke Palmer To Lead, Daniel Kaluuya Also In Talks To Join
Universal Pictures announced Monday that its untitled event film set for theatrical release July 22, 2022; will be a horror movie from the Get Out and Us director.
The studio declined to state Peele’s precise role on the new film. Though as the Hollywood Reporter points out, the project is one of two films mentioned as part of his overall deal with Universal. A 2019 announcement about the deal stated that he would be producing, directing, and writing both projects. No further details about the new movie, including plot details, are available at this time.
Keke Palmer has been tapped by Jordan Peele to star in the director’s secretive new film set at Universal.
Details about the film are being kept under tight wraps, we only really know that Peele will write and direct. The pic already has a release date which set for July 22, 2022.
As Deadline highlighted when they broke the news; “Peele had been spending the fall meeting with talent for the film before coming across Palmer for the lead role. The two already had ties together going back to Peele’s days on the Key & Peele show. After meeting Palmer for his latest project, was quick to offer her the lead of his next project.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter. Daniel Kaluuya is also in negotiations to re-team with Peele and star in the film as well, his next project with the filmmaker after Get Out.
Jordan Peele’s Secret Upcoming Film
This will be Peele’s third feature following Get Out and Us. It will be under the five-year deal his production company, Monkey-paw, has at Universal.
Peele has had quite a bit of success in the horror genre. Get Out, his 2017 directorial debut, won him the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and amassed $176 million at the North American box office, on a meager $5 million budget. Peele followed that up with 2019’s Us, which he also wrote and directed, and which earned $255 million globally. He also produced Nia DaCosta’s highly anticipated spiritual sequel to Candyman, which has been pushed back due to the pandemic the world is facing.