The popular “Key & Peele” sketch “Substitute Teacher,” which centers on an inner-city substitute teacher – Mr. Garvey – who has trouble adjusting to a classroom full of middle-class white students, just might become a feature film, if Paramount Pictures runs with the idea.
Key, who stars in the sketch, will also star in the feature adaptation, and his partner Peele will play a rival teacher determined to be the students’ favorite.
Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens (co-producers of “Key & Peele”) have been hired to pen the script, with Key and Peele co-producing.
The duo is hot right now, with a number of projects in some stage of development, including what will be their first film together, titled “Keanu” (no, not named after Actor Keanu Reeves), which is about a kidnapped kitten, and the 2 friends who pose as drug dealers to infiltrate the criminal underworld in order to rescue it. There’s also the “Police Academy” reboot, as well as an untitled horror movie exploring the fears of being a black man in American today.
If you’re not familiar with the “Substitute Teacher” sketch, watch one episode below (this one has received over 72 million views on YouTube alone).
Deadline first reported the news.