Fans of Comedy Central’s sketch show “Key & Peele” have something to look forward to on the big screen. According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has plans to develop one of the comedy duo’s recurring sketch characters into the feature film Substitute Teacher.
The original “Substitute Teacher” sketch (which you can check out in the player below) stars Keegan-Michael Key as Mr. Garvey, an inner-city substitute who doesn’t quite fit in when he’s assigned to teach a room full of middle-class white students.
According to the outlet, Jordan Peele will take on the role of a rival teacher for a feature-length adventure scripted by Alex Rubens and Rich Talarico.
Although both talents will soon be together again for the fifth season of their series, Key and Peele have also been working separately as of late. Key appeared last year in films like Let’s Be Cops and Horrible Bosses 2 while Peele is slated to appear in the upcoming Netflix series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” Both actors also starred together on the first season of “Fargo.”
Key and Peele will both also produce Substitute Teacher through 21 Laps alongside Dan Levine and Shawn Levy. Principato Young Entertainment’s Peter Principato, Paul Young and Joel Zadak will also produce with Will Rack overseeing for 21 Laps.