A new featurette features a lot of behind-the-scenes footage of Peele, his crew and the cast working on NOPE. “I tried to write a script I didn’t know how to pull off, and then assembled a team to help me pull it off. Every single department is firing off these huge, big swings,” the filmmaker shared. “My films are always personal. I think it stands apart from my other films in that, it’s a bigger adventure than I’ve ever tried to tell.”
The two-minute clip also sees the cast and crew praising the filmmaker’s vision, style and process, with cast member Daniel Kaluuya stating that Peele “has really grown as a filmmaker. It’s just a different style of filmmaking that he’s doing.” Co-star Keke Palmer added, “Jordan has a very specific vision, but he also is an amazing collaborator. He always creates a space for all of us.”
NOPE will star Kaluuya, Palmer and Steven Yeun “as residents in a lonely gulch of inland California who bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery,” with Michael Wincott and Brandon Perea joining the cast. Peele serves as a writer and director and co-produced the film alongside Ian Cooper.
Watch the featurette above. NOPE premieres July 22.
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