He joins Catherine Keener, Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya in the pic. Peele, better known for his comedy, is writing and directing the film.
The story centers on a young African-American man who visits his Caucasian girlfriend’s family estate. Details behind Jones’ role are unknown at this time. Production is expected to start at the beginning of 2016.
Jason Blum and QC Entertainment principals Sean McKittrick and Edward H. Hamm Jr. are producing while Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson is executive producing alongside QC’s Ray Mansfield and Shaun Redick.
Landry Jones recently worked on Doug Liman’s upcoming film “Mena” alongside Tom Cruise. He’ll also star in John Michael McDonagh’s film “War on Everyone” opposite Theo James and Michael Pena.
Jones is coming off a busy 2015, where he was seen in several pics that included Gerardo Naranjo’s English-language debut, “Viena and the Fantomes,” opposite Dakota Fanning and Evan Rachel Wood; and Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall.” He’s repped by CAA, Untitled and Bloom Hergott.
The news was first reported by the Hollywood Reporter.