Nope: UK cinema release date of Jordan Peele movie, is there a trailer, cast, and what did the reviews say?

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Nope is the third film from Academy award-winning director Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele’s third film Nope is set to launch in UK cinemas this summer.

Fans have been waiting four years for the director’s next film since he broke box office records with Us in 2019.

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Peele became a household name after his 2017 Academy award-winning film Get Out, which poignantly reflected on race relations in the US.

Nope will see Peele reunite with Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), who plays the role of ranch owner Jim Haywood alongside his sister Emerald played by Keke Palmer (Hustler).

Fans have been getting excited after the final trailer was released in June, giving some vital clues away.

Here’s everything you need to know about Jordan Peele’s latest movie Nope.

When will Nope be released in the cinema?

Nope will be dropping in UK cinemas on Friday 12 August.

In the US, it was released two weeks earlier on 22 July.

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Director Jordan Peele and his wife actress Chelsea Peretti attend the World Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Nope” at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California (Pic: AFP via Getty Images)Director Jordan Peele and his wife actress Chelsea Peretti attend the World Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Nope” at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California (Pic: AFP via Getty Images)
Director Jordan Peele and his wife actress Chelsea Peretti attend the World Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Nope” at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California (Pic: AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Is there a trailer?

The trailer for Nope dropped in June 2022, with Peele sharing it on Twitter with the spaceship emoji.

Filled with suspense, drama and flying saucers - the eerie three-minute trailer introduces us to some of the main characters including the Haywoods.

You can watch the latest trailer for Nope below.

What is the plot?

Peele is known for not sharing the plots of his films.

Nope’s website has no official synopsis, with people assuming what to expect via the trailer.

It follows the story of ranch owners and siblings James and Emerald Haywood (Kaluuya and Keke Palmer) who run Haywood’s Hollywood Horses, named after their great-great-great grandfather Alistair E. Haywood, who rode the horse in the first moving picture ever made.

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They witness a UFO and decide to set up a camera to capture it on film and make some fast cash, but the aliens are not happy.

Who stars in Nope?

Nope will feature British actor Daniel Kaluuya as Jim Haywood, who Peele previously worked on with Get Out.

Screenwriter Win Rosenfeld, US-South Korean actor Steven Yeun, British actor Daniel Kaluuya, director Jordan Peele, actress Keke Palmer, actor Brandon Perea and producer Ian Cooper (Pic: AFP via Getty Images)Screenwriter Win Rosenfeld, US-South Korean actor Steven Yeun, British actor Daniel Kaluuya, director Jordan Peele, actress Keke Palmer, actor Brandon Perea and producer Ian Cooper (Pic: AFP via Getty Images)
Screenwriter Win Rosenfeld, US-South Korean actor Steven Yeun, British actor Daniel Kaluuya, director Jordan Peele, actress Keke Palmer, actor Brandon Perea and producer Ian Cooper (Pic: AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

He is joined by Keke Palmer (Hustlers) who plays his wife, Jill.

Nope will also feature Steven Yuen (Minari) and Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria).

Here is the cast list for Nope:

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  • Daniel Kaluuya: Jim Haywood
  • Keke Palmer: Emerald Haywood
  • Steven Yuen: Brian
  • Michael Wincott: Craig
  • Barbie Ferreira: Danielle
  • Donna Mills: Bonnie Clayton
  • Jennifer Lafleur: Phyllis
  • Andrew Patrick Ralston: Tom
  • Keith David: Pops Haywood

What have the reviews said?

Nope has been met with mixed reviews in the press, but currently has an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which puts it in their “Fresh” range.

In its review, the Guardian rated it two out of five stars, describing it as “a bit meh.”

Whereas Empire Magazine rated it five out of five, calling it: “an ambitious, provocative swing, Nope feels like that increasingly rare beast: an original blockbuster.”

Speaking to GQ Magazine about Nope, Peele explained:“I felt like the big summer blockbuster spectacle film, and specifically the Great American Flying Saucer Story is something where I haven’t felt my perspective represented to the fullest.”

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He added: “We got to do that big original blockbuster movie, and that in itself is part of what the movie’s about.

“It’s about taking up that space. It’s about existing. It’s about acknowledging the people who were erased in the journey to get here.”

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