Following the confirmation of Oscar-nominated cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema’s involvement, Variety brings word that production on Jordan Peele’s highly-anticipated horror-thriller film titled Nope has finally been completed.
The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on July 22, 2022. Its theatrical release will pit the film against no direct competition, but it will still be debuting in the same month as two high-profile superhero films including Thor: Love and Thunder and Black Adam.
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 directorial 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. He is also serving as the co-writer and executive producer in Universal Pictures’ upcoming Candyman remake, which will debut next month.
Nope is a production by Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Pictures, with Peele and Ian Cooper attached as producers.