Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema is joining the crew of Jordan Peele’s highly anticipated upcoming film Nope.
According to a recent Kodak ad celebrating directors of photography that are shooting their projects on film, van Hoytema was listed as being the cinematographer for Nope. Van Hoytema has worked as a cinematographer on several blockbuster films, including Spike Jonze’s Her, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Tenet, as well as having worked on the 007 films Spectre, and Ad Astra as well.
Van Hoytema’s work on Dunkirk earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography, which he ultimately lost to Roger Deakins for his work on Blade Runner 2049.
Nope will be led by Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya, who is officially reuniting with Peele following the successful release of 2017’s Get Out. Joining him are Keke Palmer (Hustle), and Oscar nominee Steven Yeun (Minari), who is no stranger to the horror genre after previously starring in The Walking Dead. Further details about the project’s plot and characters are still being kept under wraps, but like Peele’s first two features, it is expected to be a psychological horror-thriller laced with socially conscious themes in regards to race and society.
The film is written and directed by Jordan Peele, who previously earned an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for his directorial feature debut Get Out. Before the upcoming film, he had also directed 2019’s Us starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke.
Nope is a production by Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Pictures, with Peele and Ian Cooper attached as producers. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on July 22, 2022.