Key & Peele are bringing some class to the big screen.
Paramount has signed on for a movie version of the duo’s popular sketch “Substitute Teacher” from their Comedy Central series, the studio confirmed today. (Deadline first reported the news.)
Written by Key & Peele co-producers Rich Talarico and Alex Rubens, the film will star Keegan-Michael Key again as the easily agitated Mr. Garvey, a substitute teacher from the inner city who pronounces the names of his suburban high school white students a little differently during roll call. Jordan Peele will play a rival teacher who is aiming to win over the students.
Before school is in session, though, Key and Peele will be studiously working on another film. Next month, the pair are slated to begin shooting Keanu, a New Line feature penned by Peele and Rubens about two buddies who pretend to be drug dealers as part of a scheme to retrieve a stolen cat.
Key and Peele also signed a deal in late 2013 to write a big-screen project with Judd Apatow that they would star in.
The duo will be back on the small screen soon as Key & Peele returns for the second half of its fourth season in July.