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Jordan Peele taps Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya for a secretive new film

Written and directed by Peele, the film is slated to release in 2022, though details are being kept under wraps

Prolific filmmaker Jordan Peele is working on his next feature film, and the project is reportedly set to reunite him with Daniel Kaluuya, the star of Peele’s acclaimed directorial debut, Get Out.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Kaluuya is in talks to star across from Keke Palmer (of Hustlers fame) in the new, as-yet-untitled horror film. Palmer will reportedly star as the “female lead”. Details about the story, written by Peele and produced by his company Monkeypaw Productions, are still being kept under wraps, though the film already has a release date of July 22, 2022.

Premiering in 2017, Get Out was one of the scariest, smartest horror films in recent years, earning Peele an Oscar for best original screenplay (and two more nominations for best picture and best director). “That’s stuff that black people say in private,” Kaluuya said of Peele’s Get Out script in an interview with Dazed at the time. “Jordan knows story, he knows his genre. There’s a confidence of his writing, he knows his voice, this man had a vision. That’s what really got excited about it.”

Kaluuya himself was nominated in the Best Actor category, for his portrayal of a Black man who faces microaggressions-turned-supernaturally-deadly when he visits his white, liberal girlfriend’s family home. In 2019, the actor also starred as the titular Slim in Melina Matsoukas’s Queen & Slim.

Peele followed Get Out with his second feature film, Us, in 2019. He’s also produced a reboot of the horror classic Candyman, plus the horror series’ Lovecraft Country and The Twilight Zone. He’s also set produce an updated version of Wes Craven’s 1991 horror satire The People Under the Stairs.