Universal Pictures is staying in the Jordan Peele business. The studio behind Peele’s Get Out and Us has forged an exclusive, five-year film partnership with him.
“In less than three years, Monkeypaw has grown into one of the industry’s most prolific and cutting-edge production companies focusing on creating groundbreaking, elevated, genre-forward films, with an emphasis on original stories,” said the Universal Pictures announcement, received by Shadow And Act.
“Jordan has established himself as a premier voice and original storyteller with global appeal. He is leading a new generation of filmmakers that have found a way to tap into the cultural zeitgeist with groundbreaking content that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds,” said Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. “We also share an important goal with Monkeypaw when it comes to increasing representation on-screen in the characters that are portrayed, the stories that are told, and the people who tell them.”
“It would not have been possible to make Get Out and Us without the endless trust and support we received from Donna Langley and the team at Universal. Their willingness to take risks and their commitment to original content makes them the perfect collaborative partner for Monkeypaw. I couldn’t be more excited for what lies ahead,” said Peele.
Under the partnership, Universal is producing Peele’s next two films, which he will write, direct and produce. Universal is also distributing Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, produced and written by Peele, in 2020.
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