Three weeks after Universal Pictures announced that the studio entered into a first-look production agreement with writer, director, performer and Emmy Award-winning producer Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions banner, the studio has dated what we assume will be the first feature film under this new agreement.
No actual details on the project are given, except the announcement that an “Untitled Jordan Peele Project” will be released on Friday, March 15, 2019. Calling it “another original and provocative thriller” (recall he previously shared that he planned to make a few more “social thrillers”), Peele will once again write and direct the film, which will be released by Universal Pictures.
Peele’s debut feature, Universal’s “Get Out” has become a commercial and critical success, grossing around $230 million worldwide and now stands as the highest-grossing movie ever for a feature debut—from a writer/director with an original screenplay.
Peele has also teamed up with “Underground” co-creator Misha Green to bring author Matt Ruff’s “Lovecraft Country” to the small screen, receiving a straight-to-series order at HBO (meaning, this isn’t being made under his deal with Universal). In addition, he’s creator and executive producer of an upcoming TBS comedy series “The Last O.G.”, starring Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, Taylor Mosby, Dante Hoagland, Allen Maldonado, Ryan Gaul and Tiffany Haddish.
Monkeypaw Productions was founded by Peele in 2012 with the aim to tell stories in comedy, horror and all genres in-between, and to give platforms to untapped voices in those mediums.
Peele and Monkeypaw Productions are represented by CAA, Principato-Young and Jared Levine.