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Key & Peele: The Movie. It's Happening

By Vivian Kane | Industry | September 25, 2014 |

By Vivian Kane | Industry | September 25, 2014 |

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly this week.


If you’re wondering why two guys with a little cable sketch are on the cover of Entertainment Weekly (and serving as guest editors for the week), it’s because THEY ARE ABOUT TO TAKE OVER HOLLYWOOD. Actually, the era of Key & Peele has already started, and we didn’t even know. So just give in. This is Key and Peele’s world; we’re just living in it.

Here are some of the projects they have underway:

-They’re producing (and maybe starring in) a Police Academy reboot, written by The Mindy Project’s Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen.

-They’ve got a project lined up with Judd Apatow. They don’t know what that is yet, but it’s happening.

-Peele is developing a “straight horror movie” with Darko Entertainment that he wants to direct:

I want to be essentially a thriller director. I’m a big fan horror movies. Rosemary’s Baby, Stepford Wives—I’m sort of taking a lead from that genre of film. It’ll be, just, very cool.

-They just premiered season four of their Comedy Central show.

-Oh yeah, speaking of that, they’re also in talks for a movie based on one of their most popular sketches.

“We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a ‘Substitute Teacher’ movie,” says Key, who plays Mr. Garvey on the show. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak — it’s getting there.”

And those are only the current, announced projects. That doesn’t even include their recent arc on Fargo or that time Peele asked President Clinton about deadbeat dads. And okay, I know that’s a lot of projects to handle. But I have one more suggestion to throw onto the pile. After watching these spot-on impressions of each other, someone needs to get these guys a Freaky Friday reboot.

Via EW.

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