Comedy Central stars Key and Peele are at work on a movie about the character at the center of the duo's beloved skit about a black substitute teacher whose experience at inner-city schools doesn't quite translate to white surburbia. The two, who are working on another movie with hit-maker Judd Apatow and just returned for a new season of their popular show, revealed this week negotiations are ongoing to put Mr. Garvey on the big screen.
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele sat down with Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday to promote the new season of “Key & Peele,” casually mentioning they're in the midst of talks with one of the biggest Hollywood studios. Starring Key as Mr. Garvey, the movie would feature the character who quickly became one of the best-loved on the Comedy Central series, which first aired in 2012.
“We're in negotiations at Paramount to make a 'Substitue Teacher' movie,” Key told the magazine. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they're not penning it as we speak -- it's getting there.”
Along with serving as producers on an upcoming “Police Academy” reboot, Key and Peele are still collaborating with writer, director and producer Judd Apatow on an as-yet-untitled film. Rumors about what the trio is working on have abounded for years, though it doesn't seem likely a script will be finished soon.
“We're starting at step one again with that,” Key told EW. “There was an idea with Judd, [but] we're not doing that anymore. Now we're going to start from ground zero and start all over again.”