Filmmaker Jordan Peele has a reputation for enlisting beloved artists to bring his stories to life, but this year no saw him cast relative newcomer Brandon Perea to play Angel in the sci-fi experience. Peele was so convinced by Perea’s take on the character that he even rewrote the script to more accurately reflect the performer’s energy, with the filmmaker sharing footage of his revealing to Perea that he had been cast in the film while giving him a . Rising Star presented. prize at the Critics Choice Awards. You can watch the adorable encounter in the video below.
In the video, Peele can be seen revealing that he would be forced to rewrite the script with Perea’s version of Angel, to which Perea appears clearly disappointed, though his facial expression changes when Peele says he intends to rewrite the script, as if it were still always an enlightening process for both. Only then does Peele emphasize that he’s rewriting the script to cast Perea, and only then expresses his enthusiasm for the opportunity.
While the video itself only shows Perea’s reaction, the actor recalled earlier this month how the audition also led to Peele getting emotional.
“Well, I got a call back and then got invited to do an improv session on Zoom with Jordan — I call and he says, ‘So with the character you brought me, I need to rewrite the script to make it work Perea said The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought, ‘Oh God, I’m never going to get this job, but I’m just happy to be in front of Jordan Peele.’ But then he said, “You got the part, I’m going to rewrite it.” I started crying and told him my whole story about how all the ups and downs of trying to make it in Hollywood were now worth it. And then he started crying too.”
In the film, after the shocking death of their father, Hollywood animal hunter OJ (Daniel Kaluuya) and his sister Emerald (Keke Palmer) begin to observe unexplained phenomena on their sprawling Southern California ranch that leads them down an obsessive rabbit hole as they plotting attempts to capture the mystery on camera. Joined by a former child star-turned-ringmaster of a family amusement park (Steven Yeun) who lives next door to the siblings, the pair’s attempts to pursue the spectacle soon bring terrifying consequences and unimaginable horror. The result is a complex social thriller that unpacks the seeds of violence, risk and opportunism that are inseparable from the romanticized history of the American West…and show business itself.
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