Monkeypaw Lands Psychological Horror Pitch ‘Goat’ – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: After a competitive bidding war, Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions has landed the movie pitch Goat, with Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie writing the script. The field is covered by Monkeypaw’s overall deal with Universal Pictures.

While the title refers to something that revolves around everyone’s favorite farm animal, it actually refers to the sports acronym “Greatest Of All Time,” aka GOAT, thrown around in discussions of today’s and yesterday’s sporting legends. For this film, the story revolves around a promising young athlete who is invited to train with a team’s outgoing star.

The pitch is about Monkeypaw’s various projects while the company stays busy. Next up on the feature film side is Peele’s film No, which marks his next directorial appearance and is already building a buzz after today’s final trailer release. That comes out July 22 with Universal.

In terms of production, the company also has: horn for Jesus, from September 2 via Focus, and Wendell & Wild directed by Henry Selick comes out with Netflix later this fall.

As for Akers and Bronkie, the writing duo is best known for writing and co-creating the Facebook series Limetown starring Jessica Biel.

Monkeypaw is represented by CAA and Jared Levine; Akers and Bronkie are represented by WME.

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