It has been officially announced that for the next five years Jordan Peele, Oscar-winning mastermind behind Monkeypaw Productions, will have all of his movies released at Universal Pictures Studios according to Donna Langley. Langley, Universal filmed entertainment group chairman, announced the increasingly rare deal brokered for Peele and Monkeypaw by CAA, Principato-Young and Jared Levine, earlier today.
The studio chief reaffirmed that she and Peele are committed to “increasing representation on-screen in the characters that are portrayed, the stories that are told, and the people who tell them.” Langley also said that Peele 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.”
Jordan Peele completely stunned audiences across the globe with the timely and inventive “Get Out” in 2017. which still holds the record for the highest-grossing movie ever for a debut writer-director with an original screenplay. According to Peele,
“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.”
Peele and Universal are currently in development on two feature films for which he will serve as writer, director and producer. Both titles fall under the new agreement. Monkeypaw is also in production on a reimagining of the horror film “Candyman,” written by Peele and his partner Win Rosenfeld and directed by Nia DaCosta.