Keanu: Key and Peele’s Hilarious New Movie About Rescuing a Kitten (No, Seriously)

It's a red band trailer, so... NSFW language.

We hella miss Key & Peele, so imagine our excitement when we heard that a new red band trailer just dropped for their brand new movie, Keanu. I should note up front that Keanu is an adorable kitten. It goes like this: Jordan Peele’s character goes through a breakup and ends up finding comfort in a stray kitten that stumbles onto his porch. After his kitten gets kidnapped–or is it kitnapped–he goes on a bloody search with his buddy, played by Keegan-Michael Key.

If that plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s a not so subtle reference to the Keanu Reeves movie, John Wick, wherein Reeves plays a former assassin who seeks revenge for his murdered dog.

Straight up: I cannot believe this is an actual trailer for an actual movie. It feels like a really long Key & Peele sketch, to be completely honest. But the more of this trailer I see, the more I’m falling in love. I’m not so sure about Will Forte’s character, though. I’ll say that much. But the rest of the trailer really feels like spot-on classic Key & Peele.

This movie just goes to show the kind of creative power and pull that Key and Peele have–if they can sell a movie about shooting up bad guys to try to find a stolen kitten, then what can’t they do?

(via Vulture)

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