Steph Curry Says ‘No’ to Next Jordan Peele Horror Movie in Clever NBA Playoff Crossover

Whatever horrible thing awaits you in Nope lurking just out of sight above our heads, it’s scary enough to keep even a two-time NBA MVP on the safe side of the field. In a trippy new teaser that might even be funny if we weren’t so prepared for Jordan Peele’s next horror flick to scare us, none other than NBA ace Stephen Curry has terrible taste for sinister supernatural forces that are about to afflict the film’s band of unfortunate rural residents.

The new teaser, made by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Disney CreativeWorks in collaboration with FrameWork Studio and Universal Pictures, follows the Golden State star as he shoots hoops at an empty barn that looks straight out of the ominous first trailer of the movie. But something dark disrupts Curry’s flow just as he shoots for an easy three-pointer: The wind picks up and an ominous shadow passes overhead, prompting the playoff-bound point guard to quickly assess the situation and let go. the ball rolling out the door while he stays behind mumbling security – what else? – “Nope.”

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Curry, of course, is not in the film itself; he’ll be busy leading the Warriors into the NBA playoffs when the trailer makes its television debut on ESPN and ABC as Golden State and the Denver Nuggets prepare for the pipe on Saturday, April 16. The spot was crafted by Peele and the film’s creative team as an homage to the same spooky tone struck by the film’s first trailer, which finds a mysterious force sweeping through the bucolic grounds of Haywood Ranch, the only practice company black-owned horses in Hollywood.

Curry’s Nope The teaser will first air on the Warriors/Nuggets pregame show, NBA Countdown, between 8-8:30 p.m. ET.

Considering this is the third scary story from an Oscar-winning director (and all the hype that comes with anticipating Peele’s next horror hit), Nope has kept its secrets remarkably close to the vest as the film nears its summer premiere. The ranch owners (played by Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya) are visited by a “strange and chilling discovery” along with all the other residents of the ranch’s small California ravine town, as an unseen power that rises with the wind turns off the lights and everyone generally agrees that venturing outside is foolish.

Written and directed by Peele and produced by Ian Cooper (We, candy man), Nope bring Peele back for a meeting with get out Oscar winner Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Palm tree (Hustlers, Alice), alongside Steven Yeun (minari, Okja), Michael Wincott (Hitchcock, Westworld) and Brandon Perea (the OA, American insurgency).

Watch for Curry’s rare three-point miss when the teaser goes live this weekend, then battle it out for the main event when Universal Pictures’ Nope blowing into theaters everywhere starting July 22.