Steven Yeun, who recently earned an Oscar nomination for his critically praised performance in A24's family drama 'Minari', is expected to star in Jordan Peele's next film.
Though the plot and genre are being held under wraps, Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya are set to join the cast. The film, which will be released on July 22, 2022, is written and directed by Peele.
Peele is also producing the film alongside Ian Cooper of Monkeypaw Productions. The project falls under the company's five-year output deal with Universal. The film will mark Peele's third collaboration with Universal. The studio backed his directorial debut, "Get Out," which became a box office success and landed four Oscar nominations (including one win, for original screenplay).
Peele followed that up with 'Us' , a terrifying thriller starring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke. Collectively, his films have generated more than $500 million at the global box office.
Senior VP of Production Sara Scott and Creative Executive Tony Ducret will oversee the project on behalf of Universal.
Yeun, whose work includes "The Walking Dead," "Burning" and "Okja," will next be seen in the Netflix comedy "Beef." He will star in the TV show alongside Ali Wong. It's indeed the season of Steven.