Jordan Peele is one of the industry’s most creative and original directors, and he hopes to wow audiences with his upcoming film, Nope. With three feature film directorial credits to his name, audiences are curious where Peele will go next. The director spoke with Deadline at the premiere of Nope, teasing what is still to come.
“When I want you to know, you will know, I guarantee you. No, I will stay within this realm that I love which is, I think, the only way I know how to view the world and how to tell stories at this point. A little bit of horror, a little bit of comedy; I’m always going to try and give you a big show.”
Peele gave us a big show with Get Out in 2017, a massive success. The film was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture, and would win Best Original Screenplay. Financially, Get Out insured Peele would be given the opportunity to direct more films. On a $4.5 million budget, the movie would gross over $255 million worldwide.
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He would follow up his debut with Us in 2019, following a family’s serene beach vacation that turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them. Peele was given a larger budget to work with, around $20 million, and once again brought home another $255 million with his second outing.
Now Jordan Peele is going bigger than ever, with Nope having an estimated budget of $40 million. During a featurette promoting the film, the director shared the difference between Nope and his previous movies.
“Nope stands apart from my other films in that it’s a bigger adventure than I’ve ever tried to tell. From a filmmaking perspective, it’s by far my most ambitious.”
Audiences can see how Peele’s ambition turns out this Friday, July 22nd.
Who Are the Stars of Nope?
If you’ve missed the endless promotional material and trailers surrounding Jordan Peele’s latest outing, you may be unaware of what Nope is. First announced in November 2020, Nope follows the residents of a lonely gulch in inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.
Daniel Kaluuya is pairing with Peele for the first time since their breakout film, Get Out. Joining him are Keke Palmer (Alice), Brandon Perea (The OA), Michael Wincott (What Just Happened), and Steven Yeun (Minari). Peele is writing and producing the film, with Ian Cooper producing and Robert Graf serving as EP.
Early reviews are in for Nope, and it appears Jordan Peele may have another hit on his hands. You can get out to your local theater this Friday and see if Nope is as innovative as the director’s previous two films.