Jordan Peele to Produce Horror Movie GOAT About Pro Football Quarterbacks

Filmmaker Jordan Peele’s production company, Monkeypaw Productions, has won a major bidding war according to Deadline, taking the rights to a new horror thriller titled Goat. According to the trade, Limetown co-creators Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie penned the script for the film, which is a play on the sports acronym meaning “Greatest of All Time.” The storyline “centers on a rookie QB who goes to train with a retired star QB who may be keeping a secret about how he played for so long at such a high level.” Peele seems unlikely to direct the film, but it will be part of Monekypaw’s overall deal with Universal depending on the trade.

While Peele’s socially responsible thrillers are perhaps Monkeypaw’s most well-known films, the production company has also been involved in several other films and TV shows like Spike Lee. BlacKkKlansmanthe restart of The twilight zoneHBO Lovecraft Countryand of course the recovery last year of candy man. Monkeypaw has black comedy Honk for Jesus. save your soul and the stop-motion animated film Wendell & Wild are both slated to arrive this year.

“I have four more social thrillers that I want to unveil over the next decade,” Peele previously told Business Insider of his original projects (for those following, the upcoming Nope would be the second of these four). “The best and scariest monsters in the world are human beings and what we are capable of, especially when we come together. I worked on these premises about these different social demons, these naturally human monsters that are woven into the fabric of how we think and how we interact, and each of my films is going to be about another one of these social demons.”

“The term ‘visionary’ is used far too frequently in our business, but in the case of Jordan Peele, it couldn’t be more apt,” Pearlena Igbokwe, president of Universal Studio Group, said in a statement when Peele and Monkeypaw have signed the overall agreement with the studio. “He brings clarity of purpose as well as cultural specificity to everything he does, and audiences around the world have responded. I’m truly honored that Jordan and his partner Win Rosenfeld have chosen our studio as their home. television for the foreseeable future.”

Check back for more details on GOAT as we get to know them and prepare for Jordan Peele Nope arrive in theaters in July.

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