Almost six months after Richard Linklater officially signed on to direct the Incredible Mr. Limpet remake, The Wrap reports that a bunch of comedy stars are currently in talks to join the cast alongside Zach Galifianakis, who is expected to play the titular role. Jon Hamm, Danny McBride, Sarah Silverman, Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jordan Peele are all reportedly being considered for roles, with Hamm as the human villain, McBride and Silverman in live-action roles, and Hart, Key, and Peele voicing animated sea creatures. The Wrap notes that production on the Limpet remake could begin as early as the fall, though live-action scenes will [...]
Time magazine unveiled its new list of the world's 100 most influential people, which includes both Late Night host Seth Meyers as well as Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Meyers's longtime SNL collaborator Amy Poehler was tasked with writing his profile and called him "the best listener on television," while Judd Apatow wrote Key and Peele's profile titled "The New Faces of Funny." From Apatow's writeup, where he references his upcoming film project with the duo:
"We are writing a screenplay together, and I hope one day we make a movie. But regardless, every time I leave a meeting with them, I feel like I have [...]
"To not make fun of something is, we believe, itself a form of bullying. When a humorist makes the conscious decision to exclude a group from derision, isn’t he or she implying that the members of that group are not capable of self-reflection? Or don’t possess the mental faculties to recognize the nuances of satire? A group that’s excluded never gets the opportunity to join in the greater human conversation."
- Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele in a new piece for Time magazine, in which they explain their role as comedians at a time when political correctness has become another form of bullying.
Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's internet talk show Speakeasy, and his guests this time around are Key & Peele stars/creators Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The three have a lovely conversation about how Key & Peele first met in Chicago, the danger of ironic racism, and a great story about a grandmother watching their show.
Key & Peele stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have signed a deal to write a movie with Judd Apatow, Deadline reports. There aren't too many details yet; Key and Peele will star in and executive produce the film, which will be produced by Apatow Productions. While he wouldn't talk about the movie's plot, Apatow said:
“I love these guys because they are riotously, make you sick because you can’t stop laughing, funny. I think Key and Peele are capable of making the movie that America desperately needs right now.”
It's another piece of good news for Key and Peele, whose sketch show was just renewed for a fourth season.