The upcoming animated film is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Henry Selick.
The cast for Wendell and Wild will include Key as Wild, Peele as Wendell, as well as Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett, James Hong, Tamara Smart, Natalie Martinez, Tantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Dennis, Igal Naor, David Harewood, Maxine Peake, Ramona Young, Sam Zelaya, Seema Virdi, Gary Gatewood and Ving Rhames.
The upcoming film is a reunion of sorts for Peele and Key as their first big project together since 'Key and Peele.'
Peele also served as a writer of the film along with director Henry Selick. The film is being produced by Selick, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Jordan Peele, and Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw productions.
Here’s the official description of Wendell and Wild:
From the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, comes Wendell & Wild, an animated tale about scheming demon brothers Wendell (Keegan-Michael Key) and Wild (Peele) – who enlist the aid of 13-year-old Kat Elliot – a tough teen with a load of guilt – to summon them to the Land of the Living. But what Kat demands in return leads to a brilliantly bizarre and comedic adventure like no other, an animated fantasy that defies the law of life and death, all told through the handmade artistry of stop motion.