Last fall marked the end of Key & Peele's five year run on Comedy Central, but you won't have to wait too long to see Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele again. The comedians are reuniting on the big screen with their action-packed comedy Keanu, with Warner Bros. and Comedy Central releasing the first red band trailer and poster below. There will be plenty of R-rated language below, so be sure to watch at your own risk.
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 as 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.
In addition to the red band trailer, we also have the first poster for Keanu, featuring the small kitten decked out in gangster apparel. Do you think this could be one of the biggest comedy hits of the year? Check out the red band trailer, which should only be watched by viewers over the age of 18, along with the poster, and chime in with your thoughts.