Key & Peele have quietly been the funniest people in Hollywood for the last few years. Their sketch comedy show on Comedy Central got to Chappelle’s Show level of genius after it found its footing and received strong critical and audience praise. Now the versatile comedy duo are taking their act to the big screen with their first feature film, Keanu.
I’m not even going to try to explain the film to you. Just watch this bizarre trailer via Comedy Central’s YouTube page.
I love Key & Peele, but I still don’t know what’s going on with this trailer. Keanu‘s plot is so bizarre, the jokes aren’t all that funny, and there’s a lot of bad race humor. Also, I’m assuming because of the title that this film is sort of a John Wick parody/homage? The comedic duo also brought along some strange and hilarious supporting actors in a thugged out Will Forte and Method Man.
Not only has the Keanu red band trailer dropped, but the gangsta pet also got its first theatrical poster, that’s just as ridiculous as you might expect:
Since I couldn’t really give a clear explanation of what this film is all about, I’ll leave you with Warner Bros. giving it their best shot.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele, star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands.
Keanu gets catnapped in theaters everywhere on April 29.