Keke Palmer is getting ready to thrill fans in 2022!
The actress has landed several roles in movies that will premiere later this year. It appears that the singer is taking a small break from her music career to focus on her film career.
Palmer garnered an array of acting credits across the years, building her experience and etching a spot for herself among the league of Hollywood stars. Her acting abilities are renowned, given that she recently won a Primetime Emmy Award for her roles in the series Keke Palmer’s “Turnt Up with the Taylors.”
Now, a new teaser from universal pictures just revealed that the actress will star in Jordan Peele’s Horror Film “Nope.”
Peele teamed up again with “Get Out” actor Daniel Kaluuya in the upcoming film, produced, directed, and written by him. In the two-minute trailer, ominous black clouds appeared to bring calamity on a Black-owned ranch in Hollywood, California.
One scene showed Kaluuya asking, “What’s the worst that might happen?” Another point in the trailer displayed Palmer’s character thrown into the air, but it’s unclear who or what has generated the commotion.
Although the teaser did not reveal much about the horror flick, it confirmed that Palmer and Kaluuya’s characters play the parts of ranch hands in the film. Also starring in “Nope” are Barbie Ferreira, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott, and Steven Yeun.
At the moment, plot details about the unsettling film remain under wraps. However, given the trailer’s backdrop, fans can anticipate going on a spooky ride when the movie finally debuts in the theaters.
Keke Palmer’s Felt Joining The Project Was The Right Thing
Palmer revealed that she made the right decision to join the project after reading the script for her part. She felt the things she wished for were coming to fruition without many hassles.
Although providence might have helped align Palmer’s paths in her favor, she did put in some work on her own part.
“What is so funny is I realized that when I started doing Nope, I went to Jordan Peele’s messages, for whatever reason why, and I see in the messages that I had messaged him a year ago saying, ‘Hey, it would be a dream to work with you. I would love to get the opportunity to maybe one day. Thank you for everything you’re doing.’ And then a year or two years later, I’m doing Nope,” she said in the statement.
Jordan Peele’s Love For Horror Films
The actress’s statement did not disclose if her messages inspired Peele to reach out to. However, her feature in “Nope” proves that Peele’s work on scary movies can attract stars like Palmer.
Peele explained to NPR in 2019 why he enjoys horror films, a genre he redefined and revived with “Get Out” in 2017. “I think it is connected to getting over my own fears: my fears growing up, my fears as a kid watching movies. I’d watch these commercials for the Time-Life Mysteries of the Unknown books… and I would freak out,” he said.
“But creating them, I think, helps me deal with fear and makes me feel stronger and braver.”
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Is Part Of A Five Year Contract With Universal Pictures
“Nope” is part of Peele’s Monkeypaw Production company’s exclusive five-year pact with Universal pictures. The company hired newbies from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s California Below-the-Line Traineeship to assist with the film’s production in Southern California.
The initiative was started by NBCUniversal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion department to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion across all aspects of production. The main goal is to give on-set experience and guidance to underrepresented talent.
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Since its inception in 2012, Monkeypaw has produced films like “Get Out,” Nia DaCosta’s “Candyman,” Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” as well as HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” and Amazon’s “Hunters.”
“Nope” will debut on July 22, 2021