Oscar-winning director Jordan Peele recently announced the name of his third feature film, which will be officially titled “Nope”.
Peele, who is taking on writing and directing duties, in a tweet that was adorned with nothing but an ominous cloud emoji, revealed the film’s title and poster on Thursday.
Other than the poster’s tagline, which describes “Nope” as “a new terror from the mind of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele”, little to no information has been made public about the upcoming film.
As per ANI, Daniel Kaluuya, who landed an Oscar nomination for Peele’s directorial debut, ‘Get Out’,will be starring in the film alongside Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun. It also has ‘Euphoria’ actor Barbie Ferreira, ‘The OA’ star Brandon Perea and Michael Wincott.
The Universal Pictures film is scheduled to debut in theaters on July 22, 2022. The poster denotes that ‘Nope’ will only be available in theaters, which is a deviation from recent summer releases such as Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cruella’ and Warner Bros. offerings ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ and ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’.
Amidst the pandemic, Universal affirmed its commitment to theatrical by forging a deal with several movie theater chains. The multi-year pact gives the studio the flexibility to move its films to premium video-on-demand platforms after at least 17 days on the big screen.
Peele will be producing the film alongside Ian Cooper of Monkeypaw Productions. Universal Pictures will be distributing ‘Nope’, marking Peele’s third collaboration with the studio. The project falls under the company’s five-year output deal with Universal.