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Netflix snags stop motion film Wendell and Wild; Key and Peele attached

Netflix gets the stop motion animated film, Wendell & Wild.

From the creator of cult classics such as A Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline, comes the next stop-motion animated feature presented by Netflix, Wendell & Wild. Director Henry Selick will helm the film with Academy Award Winning screenwriter Jordan Peele providing the voice of one of the characters.

Joining Peele will be his comedic collaborator Keegan Michael-Key will also be voicing one of the characters in Wendell & Wild.  Netflix has committed to finance and distribute Wendell and Wild, a stop-motion animated feature.

The film will be produced by Ellen Goldsmith-Vein for The Gotham Group, Peele via his Monkeypaw banner and Selick. Sarah Serata will co-produce. Executive producers are Win Rosenfeld for Monkeypaw, Peter Principato and Joel Zadak for Principato-Young, and Lindsay Williams and Eddie Gamarra for Gotham Group.

Peele and Michael-Key have collaborated with great success on such shows as the Emmy-winning Comedy Central series Key and Peele and the feature film Keanu. Wendell & Wild is based on an original idea from the mind of Selick.

Selick is writing the script with Jordan Peele and Clay McLeod Chapman. While the movie moves forward, a deal has been made with Simon & Schuster for a book to be written by Chapman and Selick to be published around the film’s release. Celebrated Argentinian artist and filmmaker, Pablo Lobato, will be designing the characters for Wendell and Wild.

The plot of the film follows “two scheming demon brothers who must face their arch-nemesis, the demon-dusting nun Sister Helly, and her two acolytes, the goth teens Kat and Raoul.”

Netflix continues to acquire a multitude of diverse and engaging content, Wendell and Wild continue to add to that. Wendell and Wild currently does not have a release date.

Peele is also working on a feature film thriller for Universal Pictures while Michael-Key is set to appear in the upcoming Shane Black-directed Predator reboot.

Key will also be lending his voice to the live-action Lion King film from Disney.

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