Key & Peele in Negotiations for Substitute Teacher Movie


Anyone who’s seen Comedy Central’s phenomenal sketch show “Key & Peele”–or at least caught a few viral sketches on YouTube–has witnessed Keegan-Michael Key’s militant substitute teacher character Mr. Garvey, which now might be heading to the big screen.

There must be more to the character than hilariously mispronouncing student names, since an interview with Entertainment Weekly (via /Film) has Jordan Peele and Key revealing several of their percolating film projects, including a Mr. Garvey movie.

“We’re in negotiations at Paramount to make a ‘Substitute Teacher’ movie,” says Key. “Two of our writers are penning it. Well, they’re not penning it as we speak – it’s getting there.”

The pair also discuss a reboot of the Police Academy franchise which they are overseeing (currently in the writing stages), as well as a project for producer Judd Apatow which has apparently been completely reworked.

“We’re starting at step one again with that,” says Key. “There was an idea with Judd, [but] we’re not doing that idea anymore. Now we’re going to start from ground zero and start all over again.”

Peele is also interested in a big departure for his directorial debut: A horror movie.

“That’s a straight horror movie,” Peele says. “I want to be essentially a thriller director. I’m a big fan of horror movies. ‘Rosemary’s Baby,’ ‘Stepford Wives’ – I’m sort of taking a lead from that genre of film. It’ll be, just, very cool.”