Regardless of initially rising to prominence by way of his work within the comedy style, the previous couple of years have seen Jordan Peele set up himself as one of many horror style’s main lights, along with his two directorial efforts up to now reaching big success each critically and commercially.
Get Out turned one of many few horror motion pictures to realize awards season recognition, with Peele profitable the Academy Award for Greatest Authentic Screenplay alongside additional nominations for Greatest Image and Greatest Director. Comply with-up Us didn’t get fairly as a lot love from awards our bodies, however nonetheless obtained universally constructive evaluations and revamped $250 million on the field workplace, definitively establishing Peele as a pressure to be reckoned with within the style.
His third function could not have been formally introduced but, however the 41 year-old has nonetheless been maintaining himself busy by lending his voice to Toy Story 4, serving because the artistic driving pressure behind The Twilight Zone’s current revival and producing the likes of Amazon’s Hunters, the Candyman reboot and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, the latter of which noticed him rating one other Academy Award nod.
In addition to the truth that his subsequent two motion pictures are arrange at Common beneath their first-look take care of his Monkeypaw Productions firm, details about what Peele is cooking up subsequent is fairly skinny on the bottom, however we’ve now heard that one of many largest stars within the enterprise is being eyed for the lead position.
In line with our sources – the identical ones who informed us Invoice Murray is returning for Ghostbusters: Afterlife and a brand new Scream film is within the works, each of which we now know to be true – Peele’s newest directorial effort is beginning to come collectively behind the scenes and he’s reportedly speaking to Will Smith for the central half. And whereas nothing might be confirmed simply but, as they’re solely in talks, that may make for a vastly fascinating proposition.
Not solely would having an A-list star like Smith within the lead create extra curiosity and visibility for the undertaking, however the horror style would mark unproven floor for the actor. Too typically it appears as if Will Smith coasts by on his pure charisma with out actually sinking his tooth into a personality and a collaboration with Jordan Peele would little question mark an thrilling change of tempo.