Nope is a 2022 American neo-Western science fiction horror film written, directed and co-produced by Jordan Peele under his Monkeypaw Productions banner. It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, Steven Yeun, Michael Wincott and Brandon Perea.
In the film, horse-wrangling siblings attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of a tech salesman and a renowned cinematographer.
Filming took place during fall 2021 in northern Los Angeles county, and wrapped in November. The title was rumored to be an acronym for "Not of Planet Earth" or "Not Our Planet Earth" based on the movie poster, but Peele later said that the title referred to the reaction he hoped to elicit from audiences.
It has grossed over $149 million worldwide, and received praise for its ambition, performances, cinematography, and direction, though the screenplay and themes polarized critics and audiences.