Jordan Peele & Keegan-Michael Key Reunite for Stop-Motion Feature “Wendell & Wild” at Netflix


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Oscar-winner is reuniting with his Key & Peele co-star , to lend their voices to the stop-motion animated feature WENDELL & WILD for Netflix with Academy Award nominee set to direct. Selick previously directed Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

The story follows two scheming demon brothers Wendell (Peele) and Wild (Key) who are forced to face-off against their arch-enemy in order to earn their way out of hell.

In addition to directing, Selick will write the script with Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman, based on an original story by Selick.

Peele will produce through his company Monkeypaw alongside Selic and The Gotham Group’s Ellen Goldsmith-Vein. Sarah Serate will co-produce. Executive are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato Young, and Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for The Gotham Group.

Pablo Lobato, the world-renowned Argentinian artist known for his brilliant satirical drawings, will be designing all the characters.

The news comes less than two weeks after Peele won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his film Get Out. His company Monkeypaw has a first-look deal at Universal and he’s already at work his next original feature. They’re also developing and producing the series Lovecraft Country at and The Last O.G. at TBS, and executive producing a Twilight Zone reboot at CBS All Access. Peele is represented by and Principato-Young Entertainment.

Key has provided his voice to several animated including The Angry Birds Movie, Storks, The Lego Movie, Hotel Transylvania 2, and the upcoming Lion King feature from Jon Favreau where he will voice Kamari. Key and Peele’s sketch comedy series, Key & Peele, nabbed the pair Emmy’s for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Sketch Variety . He is represented by .

Selick has previously been nominated for an Oscar for Coraline, as well as a BAFTA and Annie Awards. He is represented by Gotham Group.

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