Nia Long is nabbing roles left and right in Hollywood. Find out about her newest gig in comedy duo Key and Peele’s upcoming debut film, plus Tyrese and Jennifer Hudson have teamed up to co-star in a new movie short….
She’s already starring in ABC’s upcoming sitcom (a spinoff of the classic film) “Uncle Buck.” Now, Nia Long has signed on to star alongside Method Man and others in the movie Keanu, the first feature film from comedy pair Key & Peele.
According to Deadline:
Nia….will play the wife of the character played by Keegan-Michael Key in the story about a group of friends who plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
If you’re Key & Peele fans, you already know this is going to be silly as hell and quite comical.
The director of the pair’s Comedy Central series “Key & Peele,” Peter Atencio, will also direct the film.
Jordan Peele and Alex Ruben wrote the script and New Line has already set an April 22, 2016 release date. Nice.
In other movie news:
Tyrese and Jennifer Hudson, who is starring in the upcoming HBO film Confirmation, are starring in a brand new movie short, produced by Denzel Washington and directed by Paul Hunter, called Shame. The former Nativity co-stars are pushing out this independent short for the love of film, and we were just sent the trailer.
The short film also has a single attached. It’s Tyrese’s track of the same name, “Shame,” which is already on the charts.
By the way, Ty also tells us 2015 marks his 20 year anniversary on music. So his upcoming album Back Rose “will for sure be my last solo album.”
Time will tell….