Will Forte Joins Key & Peele in Stolen Cat Movie KEANU
Did you guys watch The Last Man on Earth? The first season of Will Forte's FOX TV series (which was executive produced by The LEGO Movie's Phil Lord and Chris Miller) seemed to be the actor/writer/showrunner's experiment of how far he could push his character into the realm of unlikeability, and although there were a few bumps along the way, Forte remains imminently watchable, even playing a colossal douchebag.
Now the former (and future?) MacGruber is heading back to the big screen, as THR says that Forte has joined the cast of Keanu, the first comedy that will star Comedy Central duo Key & Peele as the co-leads. Peter Atencio, who has directed episodes of both K&P and TLMOE, is at the helm here, with Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele playing two friends who decide to act like drug dealers in order to save a stolen kitten. Method Man is playing a murderous drug lord who thinks K&P are legendary gangsters, and Gabrielle Union is playing Key's wife.
Forte will portray "a low-level pot dealer obsessed with black culture, though Peele’s character is the only black person he knows." Forte seems like a great "get" for them in a seemingly small role. This whole project sounds absolutely ridiculous, but with Key and Peele leading the creative charge, I'm fully on board.