Marlon Wayans Set to Headline ‘GOAT,’ a Jordan Peele-Backed Sports Horror Flick

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Renowned American actor Marlon Wayans is set to make waves in the movie industry again, this time in a sports horror film titled ‘GOAT.’ Produced by Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, Wayans is slated to portray a retiring sports star mentoring a promising young athlete. The film, whose title stands for ‘Greatest of All Time,’ is based on a spec script by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie. Justin Tipping brings his directing prowess to the table in this unique blend of sports and horror.

Wayans Tops Universal Pictures’ List

In the search for the perfect actor to embody the character of the GOAT, Universal Pictures had Marlon Wayans as their top choice. The actor, known for his diverse roles, from a marketing director in the Prime Video movie ‘Air’ to hosting a stint on The Daily Show, is no stranger to the silver screen. Wayans’ casting in ‘GOAT’ adds another feather to his cap, which includes notable works such as ‘The Curse of Bridge Hollow’ on Netflix, the Aretha Franklin biopic ‘Respect,’ and ‘On the Rocks’ with Sofia Coppola.

Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Pictures Collaboration

The film is set to be a sports horror flick, delving into themes of legacy and mentorship. It is a project born out of a collaboration between Monkeypaw Productions and Universal Pictures. The latter secured a five-year exclusive deal with Monkeypaw Productions, indicating a strong partnership and mutual trust. With Jordan Peele, Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, and Jamal Watson producing, and Justin Tipping at the helm as director, ‘GOAT’ promises to be a cinematic experience that pushes the boundaries of conventional storytelling.

GOAT: A New Layer to Sports Cinema

With ‘GOAT,’ the sports genre is set to take a chilling turn into the realm of horror. Through the unique juxtaposition of these two genres, the film aims to explore the psychological aspects of sports, dissecting the relationship between a retiring star and his protégé. As Wayans steps into the shoes of the GOAT, the film industry awaits with bated breath to see how this seasoned actor will bring this layered character to life.