Nia Long Joining Key & Peele’s ‘Keanu’

EXCLUSIVE: Nia Long has joined the cast of Keanu, the debut feature film pairing comedy duo Key & Peele that has been set up at New Line Cinema. Long, who co-stars on ABC’s upcoming fall comedy Uncle Buck, will play the wife of the character played by Keegan-Michael Key in the story about a group of friends who plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

Will Forte and Method Man also have been cast in the pic, which is being directed by Peter Atencio, the director on the duo’s Comedy Central series Key & Peele. Jordan Peele and Alex Ruben wrote the script and New Line has already set an April 22, 2016 release date.

Long stars as Alexis, the sister-in-law to Mike Epps’ Uncle Buck, in the TV remake of John Hughes’ classic film. She is repped by CAA, David Guillod at Primary Wave Entertainment and Stone, Meyer, Genow.

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