Marlon Wayans to Star in Jordan Peele-Produced Horror Film ‘GOAT’


Marlon Wayans, known for his comedic roles, is ready to delve into the world of psychological horror. The actor is set to star in a new film, titled ‘GOAT’, produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and Universal. The news has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter.

About the Film ‘GOAT’

In this horror movie, Wayans portrays a legendary athlete. The storyline revolves around a rising star in sports who gets the opportunity to train with a retiring champion, a role embodied by Wayans. The film, directed by Justin Tipping, originated from a pitch by Zack Akers and Skip Bronki. Apart from Peele, the production team includes Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, and Jamal Watson.

A Look at Marlon Wayan’s Career

Wayans is no stranger to both the small and big screen. The actor recently wrapped up work in Ben Affleck’s award contending movie ‘Air’, which focused on Nike’s ambition to sign the young Michael Jordan. Among his recent acting roles are those in the Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect’ and Sofia Coppola’s ‘On the Rocks’. Wayans kicked off his career with comedic performances in ‘The Wayans Bros.’ sit-com, followed by successful films like ‘Scary Movie’ and ‘White Chicks’.

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Wayans’ Stand-up & Tipping’s Notable Works

While making his mark in films and sit-coms, Wayans is also a stand-up comedian. He is currently on tour and released his third HBO Max special ‘Marlon Wayans: God Loves Me’ in March. On the other hand, Director Tippings is known for his Focus Features title ‘Kicks’, a popular coming-of-age dramedy featuring Mahershala Ali. His works extend to the small screen with shows like ‘The Chi’ and ‘Dear White People’.

Upcoming Projects by Monkeypaw

Along with ‘GOAT’, Monkeypaw Production has another Peele-directed feature underway at Universal. Wayans’ role in the film was first reported by Deadline. Tipping’s involvement with the project was revealed recently over the weekend via The Insneider newsletter.

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