Jordan Peele is following his first Oscar win by reuniting with his former collaborator and friend Keegan-Michael Key. The comedy duo will star in Henry Selick’s new stop-motion film for Netflix titled “Wendell and Wild.” The filmmaker is a pioneer in the stop-motion animation genre thanks to his classic films “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Coraline.” The director hasn’t released a film since the latter title in 2009.
Key and Peele will voice demon brothers who try to scheme their way out of hell by facing off against their arch-enemy. Peele is also helping Selick and co-writer Clay McLeod Chapman with the script. The actor won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay this year thanks to his breakout directorial effort “Get Out.” Argentinian artist Pablo Lobato will tackle the animated character designs for the film.
The two comedians spent five seasons as the creators and stars of Comedy Central’s sketch comedy series “Key & Peele.” The show won a Peabody Award and two Emmys during its run. In addition to “Wendell and Wild,” Peele aims to being production on his next directorial effort this fall and is producing Spike Lee’s “Black Kingsman.”
Netflix has not given a release date for “Wendell and Wild.”