Key and Peele Doing Substitute Teacher Comedy, Straight-Up Horror

September 26, 2014


Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are giving the film world another explosively-angry, outsider substitute teacher who is not a Kindergarten Cop. Speaking to EntertainmentWeekly, the comedy duo revealed that've been in talks with Paramount to develop a movie about the star of the below "Substitute Teacher" sketch that's already earned over 58 million views. The bit focuses on Mr. Garvey, an inner-city sub who struggles with the pronunciations of suburban white kid names, thus challenging our ideas of normalcy and being pretty funny for a couple minutes. Two of the Key & Peele staff writers are already attached to figure out how to draw out that roll call another 88 minutes or so.

Beyond that, the two said that they're still creatively shepherding the Police Academy reboot (Mindy Project writers Ike Barinholtz and Dave Stassen still haven't done the script) and working on something new with Judd Apatow, while Peele alone is separately pursuing his apparent dream to become a thriller director. He explained he's working with Dark Entertainment on a "straight horror movie," adding, "I want to be essentially a thriller director. I'm a big fan horror movies. Rosemary's Baby, Stepford Wives--I'm sort of taking a lead from that genre of film. It'll be, just, very cool." So good news for fans of Key, Peele, and cool things.

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