Peele will write, direct and produce the untitled social thriller.
Jordan Peele’s next film will hit theaters on March 15, 2019.
Universal Pictures, where Peele has a new two-year deal following the blockbuster success of Get Out, announced the release date Monday.
Peele will write, direct and produce the untitled social thriller. The project is looking to have a larger canvas than Get Out as the budget will be about five times bigger than the low-budget movie Peele made with producer Jason Blum.
Get Out, a horror-thriller that deftly exposes racism, has grossed nearly $230 million at the worldwide box office since opening in February against a $5 million budget. The movie’s enormous success — and flush profit margins — have made Peele a directing sensation.
Universal signed the first-look overall production deal with Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions banner earlier this month.
While Peele will produce a wide range of projects per the terms of the pact, a key focus will be giving a voice and opportunities to those traditionally underrepresented in front of and behind the camera, be it gender, race or sexual orientation. He also will reunite with Blum on microbudget projects.
Peele founded Monkeypaw in 2012, and the company produced Comedy Central’s Key and Peele for five seasons. It is also producing the upcoming Tracy Morgan comedy at TBS. On the film side, Monkeypaw’s credits include the New Line comedy Keanu.