A work-in-progress print of the upcoming Key and Peele action comedy Keanu will be having a late night screening during the South By Southwest Film Festival, the organization announced this afternoon. This naturally makes the annual Austin event 100% more adorable than before. Keanu will play Sunday, March 12 at 12:30 AM (AKA jut after Midnight on Saturday) at Austin’s Paramount Theatre.
Keanu sees Key & Peele as a pair of best friends whose lives are upended when the kitten one of them adopted after a bad break up is kidnapped by a local gangster. To rescue their furry friend, the two pretend to be dangerous drug dealers: plenty of violence and even more 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 will see proper theatrical release April 29.
The South By Southwest Film Festival has also announced several new speakers for 2016, including Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), actress Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, Search Party), and radio personality and host Ira Glass (This American Life). South By Southwest 2016, which includes the concurrent interactive and music programming, runs from march 11-20. Deadline will be on the scene.
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