Director, actor and comedian Jordan Peele has finalized a first look deal with Universal Pictures. According to Deadline, the five year deal will include two films written, directed and produced by Peele.
Peele stated, “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.”
He added, “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.”
Praising Peele, Universal Film Entertainment Group Chairman Donna Langley described the director as a “premier voice and original filmmaker”.
As mentioned, Peele has found great success with Universal. Their previous collaborations, Us and Get Out, have grossed over $500 million worldwide.
Moving forward, there is no word as to when Peele’s next film will be released through Universal. Recently, Peele has led the way for a new Candyman film. Unfortunately, there is no word on when that project will hit the big screen.