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On Super Bowl Sunday, Universal Pictures unveiled the first trailer for Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated and mysterious new film, Nope, which is slated for release on July 22.
Specifics as to Nope‘s plot have been kept under wraps up until this point. Peele’s latest, which was made as part of his company Monkeypaw’s exclusive five-year deal with Universal, comes on the heels of his acclaimed horror films Us and Get Out, the latter of which brought him his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2018.
Get Out‘s star Daniel Kaluuya features in a cast that also includes Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Barbie Ferreira, Brandon Perea and Michael Wincott. Peele wrote the script and produced alongside Ian Cooper through Monkeypaw.
When Nope went into production last year in Southern California, it welcomed the first cycle of trainees from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s California Below-the-Line Traineeship for individuals seeking careers behind the camera, as NBCUniversal previously announced. The new program—which NBCUniversal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion department developed in concert with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Hollywood Cinema Production Resources, and various IATSE locals—was introduced as part of the media and entertainment conglomerate’s overall commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within all areas of production.
Peele launched Monkeypaw in 2012. The company most recently released co-writer-director Nia DaCosta’s adaptation of Candyman, which became the first movie from a Black female director ever to debut at No. 1 at the domestic box office, also spearheading a social impact campaign for the film in partnership with Universal. It also recently partnered with Universal to secure rights to a buzzed-about, untitled horror film from Nikyatu Jusu, who won the Grand Jury Prize in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival for her horror-drama, Nanny.
The Nope trailer can be found above.
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