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Jordan Peele signs multi-year film deal with Universal

Both of Peele's directorial ventures, Get Out and Us, was made in collaboration with Universal

Published: 02nd October 2019

Filmmaker Jordan Peele has signed a multi-year film deal with Universal Picture and his home banner, Monkeypaw Productions.

Both of Peele's directorial ventures, Get Out and Us, was made in collaboration with Universal. "Jordan 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," Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, said in a statement. 

We also share an important goal with Monkeypaw when it comes to increasing representation on-screen in the characters that are portrayed, the stories that are told, and the people who tell them," she added.

Peele expressed his gratitude to the studio for its "endless trust and support" during the making of both  his films. "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," he added.

Under the deal, Universal is developing Peele's next two films which he will direct, write, and produce.

Peele's Monkeypaw is also producing the horror film Candyman, which he has penned with Win Rosenfeld. Directed by Nia DaCosta, the film will be distributed by Universal.

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