‘Keanu’ Red-Band Trailer Reunites Key and Peele for Their First Feature Film

     January 21, 2016


If you’re a Key and Peele fan, you’ve probably experienced a period of mourning and withdrawal since the final episode aired last September. But sweet relief is finally here in the form of the first trailer for Keanu, the comedic duo’s first feature film about a guy who gets mixed up in the criminal underworld over his love for a super cute kitten.

Jordan Peele stars as Rell, a down-on-his-luck man who finds new meaning in life when he adopts an adorable furry little companion, the titular Keanu. When his beloved kitten is catnapped, he teams up with his equally straight-laced suburbanite cousin Clarence (Keegan-Michael Key) to infiltrate a street gang and rescue the little fuzzykins. But Keanu’s so damn adorable, everybody wants him, setting off a gang war and forcing Clarence and Rell to take the law into their own hands. Keanu is directed by Peter Atencio (who directed every episode of Key and Peele) and also stars Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Jason Mitchell, Luis Guzman, Nia Long and Will Forte. The film hits theaters April 29th. Check out the first trailer below.

This feels right at home in Key and Peele’s sweet spot as comedians, but it’s also very obviously a cinematic story rather than a sketch brought to life. But, to be fair, the sketches on Key and Peele were always impressively cinematic to begin with. Bottom line, this looks like another knock out from the wildly clever, relentlessly goofy comedic duo. And adding an adorable kitten to the proceedings is never a bad idea. As we learned with John Wick, there’s nothing like a furry loved one to inspire rampant violence.


Image via Warner Bros.

Here’s the official Keanu synopsis:

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.


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