Nope is the next film from Jordan Peele, and it’s wrapped shooting ahead of a summer 2022 release: more details here.
Jordan Peele is a busy man. As a producer he’s also used his influence since the incredible success of his directorial debut, 2017’s Get Out, to help other filmmakers get their movies made, including Spike Lee’s BlacKKKlansman and Nia DaCosta’s recent Candyman reimagining.
Since Peele’s last film as director – 2019’s Us – was released to further acclaim, we’ve been looking forward to his next directorial project. It’s entitled Nope, it was announced back in the summer and will be distributed by Universal, as with Peele’s last two pictures. Now, it has been announced too that the production has wrapped, although what the film’s story entails is being shrouded in secrecy.
The cast includes the Oscar-winning Daniel Kaluuya, who worked with Peele on Get Out, and has gone on to do all kinds of terrific work since. There’s also Keke Palmer, Stephen Yeun and Michael Wincott also featuring. Although plot details haven’t been released, even in the form a single logline, there is an image, which you can see above, showing a strange, dark cloud hovering over a rural town.
Also announced recently was the news that Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema had been brought on to the film. The widely respected director of photography is a Christopher Nolan regular, having lensed Interstellar, Dunkirk, Tenet, and the planned biopic, Oppenheimer. This in turn likely confirms the reports that Peele is shooting in the 65mm IMAX format. We’ll bring you more as we hear it with Nope, but expect details to be scarce for a while yet.
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