Fans still mourning the loss of Comedy Central's hit show Key & Peele, which came to a close last year after a five-season run, will get to see Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele taking their comedic skills to the big screen in Keanu. Last month, we showed you the red band trailer for their new action-packed comedy, along with the first poster. Today, Warner Bros. has released the green band trailer, which has essentially the same footage, aside from a few bits and pieces, with all of the R-rated language cut out.
Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins and best friends who live in the city but aren't exactly street-savvy. After a devastating break-up, Rell finds solace when a lost kitty appears at his doorstep, whom he names Keanu after John Wick star Keanu Reeves. When Rell's apartment is broken into and little Keanu is stolen by a street gang, these nerdy friends must act like hardened gangsters in an attempt to get the kitten back.
Gabrielle Union also stars as Clarence's wife, who wishes her polite lawyer husband would assert himself more in their marriage, and, from the looks of this trailer, gets more than she bargained for. Method Man portrays the gangster who kidnapped the cat, with Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell also appearing in an unspecified role. The supporting cast also includes Nia Long, Luis Guzmán, Will Forte and Rob Huebel.
Peter Atencio, who directed 54 episodes of Key & Peele, makes his feature directorial debut with Keanu, working from a script by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have set an April 29 release date for this comedy, putting it up against Mother's Day, Ratchet & Clank and Same Kind of Different as Me. The comedy also opens just one week before Captain America: Civil War kicks off the summer movie season on May 6.
After Keanu hits theaters this spring, Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele may reunite on the big screen once again. We reported last year that they are developing Substitute Teacher, based on their popular Key & Peele sketch where Keegan Michael Key will reprise his role as Mr. Garvey. Jordan Peele is set to play a rival teacher trying to become the students' favorite, but it's unclear when production may begin. While we wait for updates on this project, take a look at the new Keanu trailer below.