Jordan Peele’s next horror film eyes Oscar nominee Steven Yeun
Deadline reports that Threatening Star and award winner Steven Yeun is in negotiations to join Jordan Peele’s upcoming untitled horror film. He is currently a top contender for the Academy’s Best Actor category. Additionally, Yeun was recently announced for an A24 project to star in a new comedy-drama series starring Ali Wong.
The yet-to-be-titled Universal Pictures film recently won Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the black messiah) and Keke Palmer (Hustlers) as part of the cast. The film is kept tightly under lock and key.
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Peele’s next film with Universal is eagerly awaited and continues to shed light on inclusive genre stories with the best talents in the industry. The universal studio chair Donna Langley, as quoted in Deadline, shared her excitement about committing to more work with Monkeypaw: “Jordan has established herself as the leading voice and original storyteller with global appeal. He is leading a new generation of filmmakers who have found a way to capitalize on the cultural zeitgeist with breakthrough content that appeals to audiences from diverse backgrounds, ”said Langley. “We also share an important goal with Monkeypaw when it comes to improving the on-screen display of the characters being portrayed, the stories being told and the people who are telling them.”
When we add Yuen to the talent mix for his next film, we’ll get a preview of the powerhouse ensemble Peele is putting together for Monkeypaw’s cinema board. The film follows the studio’s next release: Nia DaCosta’s Candy man, which has been postponed from its 2020 opening to ideally be one of horror’s great cinematic returns to the cinema later this year.
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Peele and Monkeypaw became the production house that was seen in 2017 Get out. On the occasion of Peele’s directorial debut, the film was widely recognized by critics and audiences. It grossed over $ 255 million at the box office worldwide for Universal and Peele became the first black winner for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars. He also received nominations for best picture and best director. It was followed by 2019 Us. In addition to Ian Cooper, Peele will also produce the untitled film for her Monkeypaw Productions with a release date July 22, 2022.