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Will Forte, the former Saturday Night Live player who currently stars in The Last Man on Earth, has joined the cast of Keanu, New Line’s comedy featuring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.
Keanu, which is being directed by Peter Atencio, follows two friends (Key and Peele) who decide to act like gangster drug-dealers in order to retrieve a stolen kitten.
Method Man is already on board as a murderous drug lord who believes the duo are a pair of legendary gangsters, while Gabrielle Union is playing Key’s wife.
Forte will play a low-level pot dealer obsessed with black culture, though Peele’s character is the only black person he knows.
The movie is due to shoot this summer in New Orleans. Peter Principato and Joel Zadak are producing for Principato Young Entertainment along with Key and Peele.
Forte had a 10-year run on SNL while also popping up in movies and TV shows. He made an acclaimed dramatic turn when he starred in Alexander Payne’s 2013 drama Nebraska.
He is now generating Emmy buzz for his work on The Last Man on Earth, which he created and co-writes and in which he walks a fine line between sympathetic and unlikeable. The show returns for its second season this fall.
Forte, who just wrapped an appearance in the Adam Sandler comedy The Ridiculous Six, is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Hansen Jacobson.
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