Keke Palmer getting ready to thrill fans in 2022!
The actress has landed several roles in films due out later this year. It looks like the singer is taking a little break from her music career to focus on her film career.
Palmer has racked up an array of acting credits over the years, building his experience and carving out a place for himself among the league of Hollywood stars. Her acting abilities are recognized, as she recently won a Primetime Emmy Award for her roles in Keke Palmer’s ‘Turn Up with the Taylors’ series.
Now, a new teaser from Universal Pictures has just revealed that the actress will star in Jordan Peele’s horror flick “Nope.”
Peele has once again teamed up with “Get Out” actor Daniel Kaluuya in the upcoming film, produced, directed and written by him. In the two-minute trailer, ominous dark clouds appeared to bring calamity to a black-owned ranch in Hollywood, California.
A scene showed Kaluuya asking, “What’s the worst that can happen?” Another point in the trailer showed Palmer’s character thrown into the air, but it’s unclear who or what caused the commotion.
While the teaser didn’t reveal much about the horror movie, it did confirm that the characters of Palmer and Kaluuya are starring as ranch hands in the movie. Barbie Ferreira, Brandon Perea, Michael Wincott and Steven Yeun also star in “Nope.”
For now, plot details about the disturbing film remain under wraps. However, given the trailer’s backdrop, fans can expect a spooky ride when the film finally debuts in theaters.
Keke Palmer’s feeling 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 that the things she wanted were coming true without too much hassle.
Although providence may have helped align Palmer’s paths in his favor, it did some work on his part.
“What’s so funny is I realized that when I started doing Nope, I went to see Jordan Peele’s messages, for some reason, and I see in the messages I had him sent a year ago saying, “Hey, it would be a dream to work with you. I would love to have the opportunity to maybe one day. Thanks for all you’ve done. And then a year or two later, I do Nope,” she said in the statement.
Jordan Peele’s Love of Horror Movies
The actress’ statement did not reveal whether her posts inspired Peele to reach out. However, his feature in “Nope” proves that Peele’s work on horror films can attract stars like Palmer.
Peele explained to NPR in 2019 why he loves horror movies, a genre he redefined and revived with “Get Out” in 2017. “I think it has to do with overcoming my own fears: my fears growing up, my childhood fears watching movies. I was watching these advertisements for the Time-Life Mysteries of the Unknown books…and I was freaking out,” he said.
“But creating them, I think, helps me cope with fear and makes me feel stronger and braver.”
Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ is part of a five-year deal with Universal Pictures
“No” is part of Peele’s Monkeypaw Production Company’s exclusive five-year pact with Universal Pictures. The company hired first-timers from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s California Below-the-Line Traineeship program to help with the film’s production in Southern California.
The initiative was launched by NBCUniversal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion department to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of production. The main goal is to give on-set experience and guidance to underrepresented talent.
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.”
“No” will debut on July 22, 2021.