The upcoming American horror film, written and directed by Jordan Peele, will feature Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya.
From stand-up comedian to horror filmmaker, Jordan Peele surely is incredibly talented. His breakout horror film Get Out, starring Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya, won much critical acclaim. In fact, the 2017 movie earned Peele an original screenplay Oscar! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Get Out earned $255.4 million worldwide on a $5 million budget. A couple of years later, the filmmaker came out with 2019's Us, which took in $255.1 million at the global box office.
Now his upcoming 2022 movie called Nope is also from the horror genre and will once again feature Daniel Kaluuya.
Jordan Peele is pulling the curtain a tiny bit back on his upcoming horror film, 'Nope' https://t.co/F7PkiWVUED— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 23, 2021
Unfortunately, not much has been revealed about the plotline for the film. But fans have been buzzing with their own theories. Since the screenwriter uses social commentary within his horror movies like Get Out and Us, it's likely that Nope will follow a similar theme and perhaps will be a "social thriller".
In an episode of Variety's Playback Podcast, the director said, "I wanna stay in the genre. While I was developing [Get Out] I was also simultaneously developing four other projects that I call social thrillers. Each one is meant to deal with a different human demon, a different monster that sort of lurks underneath the way that we interact with one another as human beings. So I hope to soon direct another one of these social thrillers—it's not gonna be about race, it'll be about something else, but it's gonna be very cinematic and fun… To come up with the perfect monster for a horror movie, we really need to look no further than the monster that is all of us. Not so much an individual psycho killer, but the humanity that gets lost between us."
The poster for the film created a lot of speculations, especially among Reddit users. One user, u/In_My_Own_Image, pointed out that the cloud in the poster looks a lot like a flying object one might see in the sky, writing, "Is that a UFO (or at least supposed to evoke that image)?" Another added, "I'm definitely down for a Jordan Peele alien invasion film." We'll just have to wait and see!
Alongside Kaluuya, Academy Award-nominee Steven Yeun will also star in Nope, according to Collider. Keke Palmer will also appear in the movie. Euphoria's Barbara Ferrera, The OA alum Brandon Perea, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves actor Michael Wincott will have supporting roles in the upcoming movie.
The filmmaker has announced that the film will come out in theatres on July 22, 2022. As per the poster, it specifies that the film will be "only in theaters."