Key & Peele Return with a Kitten in First ‘Keanu’ Image; Plus New Look at ‘Deepwater Horizon’

     December 30, 2015

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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are coming to the big screen. Separately, they’ve had various cinematic outings, but together they’ll bring their signature comic sensibilities to Keanu, not to be mistaken for anything relating to Keanu Reeves. The first look at the film has arrived via a new still from EW, which also offers Mark Wahlberg fans a peek inside his new film with his Lone Survivor helmer Peter Berg.

But first thing’s first — Keanu. Despite the lack of affiliation with the John Wick star, it does feature an act that the gun-slinging hitman character might perform. While Wick went after those that wronged his dog, Key and Peele will go after those who wronged their cat. According to the magazine, the pair play “blerds,” which are black nerds, who pretend to be gangsters so they can infiltrate a cartel in order to get back their stolen cat, who’s name is Keanu. Following?

Peele, who wrote the script for Keanu with his Key & Peele compatriot Alex Rubens, said:

“This entire movie was basically the most expensive adorable-kitten video of all time. Overall it’s meant to satirize how pop culture paints masculinity and what it means to be African-American — and how many of us don’t fit into the mold expected of us.”

While we simultaneously bemoan the loss of Key & Peele and look forward to these comedians’ next endeavor, EW also released a still from Deepwater Horizon. The film takes its name from the oil rig that exploded and sank off the Gulf Coast of Louisiana in 2010. The actor plays another Lone Survivor of sorts, Mike Williams, who was able to escape the rig. Also starring in the film, though not featured in the still, are Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), and Kate Hudson.

Keanu is scheduled to hit theaters on April 22nd, while Deepwater Horizon will drop on September 30th.

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Image via Lionsgate

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Image via Warner Bros.

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