‘Key & Peele’ In New Line Deal For First Joint Film, About Purloined Feline ‘Keanu’

“Key & Peele” is my favorite sketch comedy on air hands down. It’s getting a movie? I’m so there!

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EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Central series stars Key & Peele’sKeegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have set their first joint film project at New Line. Titled Keanu, the film is set to start production next spring. The title refers not to the actor who played Neo in The Matrix, but rather to a kidnapped cat.

Said Peele: “The movie should resonate with a large audience as almost everyone has had a house pet stolen by a street gang, right?”

The pair worked together on MAD TV  and have seen their Comedy Central sketches develop a strong viral following. They have been circling numerous film projects for the past few months, including a Police Academy reboot, an untitled Judd Apatow feature and a spinoff of Mr. Garvey, aka Substitute Teacher, a popular character on the show. Keanu tells the story of friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal…

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