EXCLUSIVE: Following a competitive bidding war, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has landed the film pitch Goat, with Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie penning the script. The pitch will fall under Monkeypaw’s overall deal with Universal Pictures.
Though the title hints at something revolving around everyone’s favorite farm animal, it is actually in reference to the sports acronym “Greatest Of All Time,” aka GOAT, which is thrown around when debating today and yesterday’s sports legends. For this film, the story centers on a promising young athlete who is invited to train with a team’s retiring star.
The pitch goes into Monkeypaw’s diverse slate of projects as the company continues to stay busy. Next up on features side is Peele’s film Nope, which marks his next directing gig and is already building buzz following the final trailer release today. That comes out July 22 with Universal.
Producing-wise, the company also has Honk For Jesus, out September 2 through Focus, and Wendell & Wild directed by Henry Selick out later this fall with Netflix.
As for Akers and Bronkie, the writing duo are best known for writing and co-creating the Facebook series Limetown starring Jessica Biel.
Monkeypaw is repped by CAA and Jared Levine; Akers and Bronkie are repped by WME.
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