Jordan Peele Is Working On Two More Movies For Universal
Jordan Peele isn’t going anywhere.
Following the wild success of Get Out and Us, Universal has locked down writer/director Jordan Peele with an exclusive deal for the next five years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, that means the next two Peele films — which he will write, produce, and direct — will be Universal Pictures releases.
Peele’s statement on the news:
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.
Combined, Get Out and Us have grossed over $500 million worldwide; each made about $175 million in the United States, and $250 million around the globe. They make Peele one of the most successful filmmakers in recent years, and one of the few who’s making that much money with original concepts instead of remakes, sequels, or superheroes. Add in Peele’s version of The Twilight Zone for CBS All Access, which he produces and hosts, and you have maybe the biggest new “name” filmmaker — whose credit above the title is enough to bring in audiences — in a very long time. The only thing surprising about this news is it took this long for Universal to get Peele under contract to make more movies for them.
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