Issa Rae and Jordan Peele’s New Film ‘Sinkhole’ Will Question How We See Female Identity

The drama is based on a 2011 short story of the same name

Insecure star and creator Issa Rae and Oscar winner Jordan Peele (Get Out) are teaming on a supernatural family drama titled Sinkhole, a thought-provoking film that engages with questions of female perfection and identity, based on a short story of the same name.

The story follows a family who move into a house that happens to have a sinkhole in the backyard, that fixes whatever is thrown into it. 

As the narrator debates whether to throw herself inside, the sinkhole raises questions about self-image and female identity, echoed in the description of the upcoming film as a: “genre piece that engages on the question of female perfection and identity.”

Leyna Krow, the original author of Sinkhole, will be on board as an executive producer alongside Alex Davis-Lawrence of the literary journal Moss, where the story was published in 2016, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, Jordan Peele and Issa Rae will produce the film together, however it’s not clear if either will write or direct the project at this stage.

Most recently, Jordan Peele released the trailer for another supernatural drama called Lovecraft Country.

Lovecraft Country
Lovecraft Country

The horror series is set in the 1950s Jim Crow-era America and follows a young Black army veteran, who embarks on a journey to find his father but must pass through towns where white supremacy runs rampant.

In the meantime, you can read Sinkhole for free here

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