'Nope': Everything We Know About Jordan Peele's Next Thriller

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Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur - Getty Images

Fans have been waiting for the next Jordan Peele film since the Academy Award-winning writer and director broke box office records with his sophomore film, Us, in 2019. Peele's taken over Hollywood since his debut film, Get Out, became a cultural phenomenon, and lately, he's been producing hit shows and films, including Lovecraft Country, The Twilight Zone, and the upcoming Candyman.

Now, four years after Get Out, Peele is reuniting with the film's breakout star, Daniel Kaluuya, for his next sure-to-be record-breaking hit, Nope.

Here's what we know about Nope so far.

It's set to release in 2022.

Peele announced the name and release date of his third film on social media with a tweet of the film's mysterious poster. According to the artwork, Nope is set to release only in theaters on July 22, 2022, exactly one year after the announcement. Peele didn't include any other information, with the caption showing a single cloud emoji, similar to the cloud in the poster.

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Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun will star.

For Nope, Peele has recruited Daniel Kaluuya, his breakout star from Get Out. After Kaluuya received his first Oscar nom for Get Out, he won Best Supporting Actor this year for his performance as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Keke Palmer will star as the film's female lead, in her biggest dramatic role since 2019's Hustlers. Her casting was announced last February, and there were rumors at the time that she would be the film's antagonist, according to Collider. We'll have to wait until the trailer to see if the rumors are true.

Rounding out the main cast is Steven Yeun, another recent Oscar nominee, for his performance in Minari. Yeun has plenty of experience with thrillers, from starring in The Walking Dead to his performance in the 2018 film Burning.

Peele will write and direct this "new terror film."

Besides the casting and the new poster, very little is known about Nope so far. The poster's tagline describes the film as "a new terror from the mind of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele," according to Variety. Knowing Peele, fans won't get any more details than that until the trailer drops, leaving us to theorize over how a cloud can be terrifying (we all remember what he did with teacups and gold scissors).

Watch this space for updates.

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