The first reviews for Jordan Peele’s third film, Nope, have landed.

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His 2017 Oscar-winning satire Get Out and 2019 exhilarating follow-up, Us, were pretty tough acts to follow.

But, judging by the overwhelmingly positive first reactions, it looks like the Academy Award-winning filmmaker has managed it.
After months of wild guesses, the final trailer for Nope previously landed and revealed what the sci-fi horror flick is about, and, as expected, it involves UFOs and aliens… as well as attempts to capture alien activity.

Jordan Peele reunites with Get Out’s lead actor Daniel Kaluuya as well as Academy Award nominee Steven Yeun and Keke Palmer (Hustlers).

Read on for all the latest details about the Nope movie.

Nope UK release date

Daniel Kaluuya riding a horse in Nope
Daniel Kaluuya in Nope Universal

While many details about the film are being kept under wraps at this stage, we do know when it will debut in cinemas.

A release date of Friday 22nd July has been confirmed by Universal – right at the height of summer blockbuster season.

Fans over here will have to wait a little bit longer, with the Nope movie set to release on 12th August 2022 in the UK.

Nope movie cast

Nope
Nope has a star-studded cast

Daniel Kaluuya earned his first Oscar nomination for his lead role in Peele's debut Get Out, so it's no surprise to see him reteam with the director for another collaboration.

He will star alongside Minari's Steven Yeun and Hustlers star Keke Palmer in the new film, but few details about the characters the trio are playing have been released so far – beyond their names and a few clues from the trailer.

Kaluuya and Palmer's characters are named James Haywood and Jill Haywood – suggesting they could be a married couple or possibly siblings, while the trailer sees Jill refer to their business Haywood Ranch as "the only Black-owned horse trainers in Hollywood". Meanwhile Yeun plays a character called Brian.

The cast also includes Michael Wincott (24: Live Another Day), Brandon Perea (The OA), Barbie Ferreira (Euphoria) and Terry Notary – who is known for his motion-capture performances in films including Avatar, The Planet of the Apes reboot series, and The Hobbit trilogy.

Nope movie plot

After months of plot speculation, a final trailer landed in June 2022, giving viewers a hint of what Nope is about.

After coming across a mysterious shape in the sky, ranch owners Jill and James Haywood (Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya) decide to set up a UFO-detecting camera system and capture footage of what’s out there.

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“Ain’t nobody gonna get what we gonna get,” says Jill. “Undeniable proof of aliens on camera.”

This is, of course, a Jordan Peele movie, so we can expect Jill and James’ scheme to go disastrously wrong.

The footage shows the aliens wreaking havoc on the Haywood Ranch as we see a trashed rodeo ring and Kaluuya on a horse being chased by an enormous flying saucer.

Nope trailers

The first trailer for the new film aired at the 2022 Super Bowl, having debuted earlier that day when Jordan Peele posted it to his Twitter account.

The eerie two-minute clip briefly introduces us to some of the key characters and teases the onset of an intriguing event – as the electricity goes out and an ominous cloud appears in the sky, with Kaluuya's character seen asking: "What's a bad miracle?"

You can watch the trailer – which closes with Palmer's character being launched into the sky – below:

The final trailer landed in June 2022. Watch below:

Nope arrives in cinemas on 22nd July. If you’re looking for something to watch tonight, check out our TV Guide or visit our Movies hub for all the latest news.

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