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Steven Yeun in talks to star in new Jordan Peele film

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Steven Yeun in talks to star in new Jordan Peele film

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The 'Minari' and 'Walking Dead' actor is reportedly eyeing a role in the 'Get Out' director's upcoming horror flick

Oscar-nominated Minari star Steven Yeun is reportedly in talks to star in Us director Jordan Peele’s upcoming horror film.

According to a Deadline report, Yeun will be joining the film’s two other cast members, Keke Palmer and Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya. The upcoming film has no specific plot yet, but it is confirmed that Peele will be writing and directing the film, which is slated for a July 2022 release.

Peele will also be producing with Monkeypaw Productions as part of his exclusive 5-year deal with Universal. The new film will be Peele’s third collaboration with the studio, following the success of his first two psychological thrillers Get Out (2017) and Us (2019).

Peele’s Get Out bagged Kaluuya a Best Actor nomination and the Best Original Screenplay award for Peele. It was also nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at the Oscars.

Peele’s latest writing project includes Nia DaCosta’s supernatural horror sequel Candyman, which is set for an August 2021 US release.

Yeun, who was recently nominated for his leading role in A24’s Korean immigrant drama Minari, is also known for his stints on AMC’s The Walking Dead, 2018’s Burning film, and Bong Joon-ho’s Okja. He will be starring alongside Ali Wong on Netflix’s upcoming drama comedy series, Beef. Rappler.com