Key and Peele Set Cat Caper ‘Keanu’ at New Line

Comedy Central’s Key and Peele have set up “Keanu,” a movie about a stolen cat, at New Line.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele will produce with “Key and Peele” executive producers Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak.

Keanu” is expected to shoot in April. New Line is in talks with “Key and Peele” director Peter Atencio to direct the movie, from a script written by Peele and Alex Rubens, who writes on the duo’s Comedy Central series.

The story follows a group of friends posing as drug dealers in order to retrieve a stolen feline. Michael Disco and Sam Brown are overseeing the project for New Line.

New Line had been in talks with the pair earlier this year to revive its once-sturdy “Police Academy” franchise.

Key and Peele met as cast members on “MadTV.”

Peele is repped by Principato-Young and Jared Levine of Morris Yorn.  Key is repped by UTA, Principato-Young, and attorney Dave Feldman.

The news was first reported by Deadline.com.

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