SXSW to Host Preview Screening of Key & Peele’s ‘Keanu’

Key and Peele's 'Keanu' to Screen at SXSW 2016

SXSW Film will host a special work-in-progress preview screening of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s catnapping comedy “Keanu” on March 13.

Key and Peele are both producing and starring in the New Line Cinema film, which follows a group of friends who pose as drug dealers in order to infiltrate a street gang and rescue a stolen pet cat. Method Man, Will Forte, Tiffany Hadish and Jason Mitchell also star in the action comedy, which is directed by “Key and Peele” helmer Peter Atencio.

The announcement arrives only weeks after SXSW released its 2016 lineup, which includes world premieres of films starring James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Adam Scott and Bella Thorne and will open with the Richard Linklater comedy-drama “Everybody Wants Some.” The festival will also premiere the Mike Birbiglia comedy “Don’t Think Twice,” which also stars Key.

The comedy duo of Key and Peele also starred in the acclaimed Comedy Central sketch comedy series “Key and Peele,” which ran for five seasons and aired its final episode last fall.  Following the announcement of the series’ end, Key said that it was “time for [them] to explore other things, together and apart” and added that there would be more Key and Peele productions in the future.

SXSW 2016 runs March 11-19 in Austin, Texas and “Keanu” hits theaters on April 29.

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