The gag is.. Keke Palmer stays booked and busy. Jordan Peele’s new horror movie has begun casting, and Keke is set to play the film’s female lead along aside Daniel Kaluuya.
Jordan Peele’s next feature film has found its star.
According to Deadline, Keke Palmer will topline the mystery project, which comes from Peele’s own Monkeypaw Studios and Universal, the home of both Get Out and Us. Ian Cooper will also join Peele on the production end to oversee the new feature film. Peele has only seen success in the box-office, with both Us and Get Out grossing more than $500 million together and the ladder earning him the Oscar for best Original screenplay.
Monkeypaw most recently brought us HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which earned Golden Globe, SAG, and WGA nominations, as well as Amazon’s Hunters, which also snagged a Golden Globe nomination. Monkeypaw has also been busy on the film end beyond Peele’s feature, currently working on the Candyman remake set to release later this year. Candyman is directed by Nia DaCosta, co-written by DaCosta, Peele, Monkeypaw President Win Rosenfeld, and produced by Peele and Ian Cooper.
It was also revealed late last year that another one of Jordan Peele’s upcoming projects is a remake of The People Under the Stairs for Universal. The film is based on Wes Craven’s 1991 horror satire, and it has been reported that Peele will have his hand in directing the film and writing some of the script.
As for the film at hand, all that is known about Peele’s third directorial effort right now is that it’s tentatively set for a July 22, 2022 release.
Like all Jordan Peele movies the plot details remain under wraps but we can’t wait to see it.