When the trailer for Keanu (watch it here) was launched into an unsuspecting world last month, there was nearly unanimous agreement that it was both hilarious and, thanks to the kitten at the center of the action comedy starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, absolutely adorable. The Peter Atencio-helmed film isn’t out until April 29, which is a lot of time in which to keep reminding people of both those facts. Which brings us to a series of Keanu posters released today in advance of the Academy Awards. The four posters each spoof a nominee for Best Picture, in this case The Revenant, The Martian, The Big Short, and Mad Max: Fury Road.
I won’t spoil the joke by explaining it, but you can scroll down below and see for yourself that indisputably, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders would probably be even better with a cute kitten. Enjoy the weekend everyone.
Keanu sees Key & Peele as a pair of best friends whose lives are thrown into chaos when the kitten one of them adopted after a bad break up is stolen by a notorious Gangster. The two pretend to be dangerous drug dealers in order to rescue their furry friend: bullets, bloodshed and a lot of George Michael songs ensue. Key and Peele star along with Method Man, Straight Outta Compton‘s Jason Mitchell, Will Forte, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Nia Long. Peter Atencio directs from a script written by Peele and Alex Rubens, and it’s produced by Key, Peele, Peter Principato, Paul Young, and Joel Zadak. It meows into theaters April 29.