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Jordan Peele signs five-year deal with Universal

Jordan Peele signs five-year deal with Universal

Jordan Peele has signed a five-year exclusive production partnership deal with Universal Pictures. The 40-year-old filmmaker worked with the studio on his acclaimed horror movies ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ and he has now put open to paper on a contract that will see him and his Monkeypaw Productions company – led by President Win Rosenfeld – work with Universal until 20... »

Jordan Peele to receive Britannia Award

Jordan Peele to receive Britannia Award

Jordan Peele will be honoured with a Britannia Award from BAFTA Los Angeles. The ‘Get Out’ filmmaker will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for excellence in directing at next month’s ceremony in recognition of his "imaginative" work which has "shone a light on stories of important social relevance." BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards said: &quo... »

Jordan Peele: Horror movies can have social messages too

Jordan Peele: Horror movies can have social messages too

Jordan Peele thinks "all great" horror movies have a "social message". The ‘Us’ filmmaker is thrilled with the success of his horror film and he loves how the unique mix of horror and comedy helps people to express things. In a clip from the DVD release of ‘Us’, Peele said: "I think horror and comedy are a really great way of exposing how we feel ab... »

Jordan Peele’s Candyman set to begin production

Jordan Peele’s Candyman set to begin production

Jordan Peele’s ‘Candyman’ is set to start production in August. The acclaimed director – who previously helmed ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’ – is set to make his own version of the 1992 hit film, and production work is set to begin next month, according to the Chicago Tribune newspaper. The film will tell the story of graduate student Helen Lyle, who expl... »

Olivia Cooke and LaKeith Stanfield to star in Disney+ fairy tale film

Olivia Cooke and LaKeith Stanfield to star in Disney+ fairy tale film

Olivia Cooke and LaKeith Stanfield are set to star in a new fairy tale film which will be available on Disney+, the upcoming new television streaming service. The 25-year-old actress – who is best known for her role as Emma Decody in thriller series ‘Bates Motel’ – and the 27-year-old actor, who rose to fame after he landed a part in Jordan Peele’s hit horror ‘G... »

Kanye West offered episode of Rick and Morty

Kanye West offered episode of Rick and Morty

Kanye West has been offered his own episode of ‘Rick & Morty’. The 41-year-old rapper has long professed his love for the hit animated sitcom and after Adult Swim confirmed the US show is returning for a fourth season in November, the creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have said they are going to make it "official" and create a cartoon alter-ego for the ‘Famous&... »

Jamie Foxx ‘hoping for a miracle’ after John Singleton is taken off life support

Jamie Foxx ‘hoping for a miracle’ after John Singleton is taken off life support

Jamie Foxx is "hoping for a miracle" after John Singleton’s family announced he will be taken off life support. The 51-year-old filmmaker – who is best known for helming 1991 crime drama ‘Boyz n the Hood’, which earned him his Academy Award nod – suffered a stroke whilst in hospital earlier this month, and on Monday (29.04.19), his family made the "agon... »

Jordan Peele isn’t interested in ‘casting a white dude’ as his lead

Jordan Peele isn’t interested in ‘casting a white dude’ as his lead

Jordan Peele can’t see himself "casting a white dude" as a lead in one of his movies. The 40-year-old African-American director’s latest psychological horror ‘Us’ follows a black middle-class couple (Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke) and their children as they battle evil doppelgangers, whilst his critically acclaimed 2017 thriller ‘Get Out’ follo... »

Jordan Peele’s Us breaks horror film records at box office

Jordan Peele’s Us breaks horror film records at box office

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ broke horror movie records as it topped the weekend American box office with $70.3 million. The fright fest starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke banked the huge sum at the domestic box office and now holds the title for the biggest opening weekend for an original horror movie. The movie – which is Jordan’s second stint in the directorR... »

Lupita Nyong’o's creepy voice inspiration

Lupita Nyong’o's creepy voice inspiration

Lupita Nyong’o studied people with spasmodic dysphonia to create the voice of her ‘Us’ character Red. The 36-year-old actress plays the antagonistic ‘Tethered’ character – as well as Adelaide, Red’s non-villainous doppelgänger – in Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, and has said she gained inspiration for the character’s haunting voice by s... »

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