Jordan Peele releases the artwork and title for his upcoming Daniel Kaluuya-starring flick Nope

Jordan Palmer debuted the title and artwork for his upcoming film on his Twitter account on Thursday.

The poster for the 42-year-old filmmaker’s forthcoming feature – which has been titled Nope – showed a large cloud with a long strand hovering ominously over what appears to be a bright city.

Fans instantly took to the poster saying it was ‘chilling’ and ‘hilarious’ with one tweeter adding: ‘You know you’ve got the goods when you can call your movie NOPE. Total deserved swagger.’

Future feature: Jordan Peele released the title and artwork for his next directorial effort, Nope, on his Twitter account on Thursday

It was also noted on the artwork that the film would continue the comedian’s trend of working in the horror genre and that it would be released on July 22nd of next year.

Development on Nope was initially announced by several media outlets last year when it was noticed that Universal had officially given it a release slot.


This past February, it was reported that Keke Palmer was negotiating to appear in the film, and she was later confirmed as part of its cast.

Not long after that, Daniel Kaluuya was announced as one of the feature’s leads.

The 32-year-old performer previously collaborated with Peele on his 2017 directorial debut, Get Out.

Moving fast: Development on Nope was initially announced last year when Universal gave it an official release date; Peele is seen in 2020

Leading lady: This past February, it was announced that Keke Palmer was set to take one of the main roles in the forthcoming feature; she is pictured in July

He notably received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and the feature itself was put up for the Best Picture distinction.

It was also revealed that Steven Yeun had signed onto the upcoming project earlier this year.

Jesse Plemons was reportedly offered a role in the feature, although he ultimately turned it down in order to work on Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon.

Barbie Ferreira and Brandon Perea also landed roles in the forthcoming picture.  

Reunited: Daniel Kaluuya, who collaborated with Peele on the critically acclaimed horror film Get Out, is also set to appear in the upcoming movie; he is seen at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards in April. Steven Yeun, right, joined the horror film’s lineup this past March; he is pictured at the 93rd Annual Academy Awards in April

Plot details are currently being kept under wraps, although it is known that Peele will be directing, writing and producing the feature. 

Production on the film initially began last month in Los Angeles, and its crew is currently working on the project.

The feature is part of an exclusive five year-deal between Universal Pictures and Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, which was struck in 2019.

Earlier this year, the media company’s chairwoman, Donna Langley, gave a statement via Deadline to exude the creativity and leadership of Nope’s director. 

Working hard: Physical production on Nope began last month in Los Angeles and it is currently underway

She said: ‘Jordan…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.’ 

The executive also spoke about how Universal was committed to being inclusive in its behind-the-scenes crew with its forthcoming projects.

‘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,’ she remarked. 

Nope is currently scheduled to be released next year. 

Props: Universal Pictures’ chairwoman, Donna Langley, previously expressed that Peele had found a way to ‘tap into the cultural zeitgeist’ through his films

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