Actor and singer Keke Palmer has joined the cast of Aziz Ansari’s comedy Good Fortune, Variety reported. She will co-star with Seth Rogen and Keanu Reeves in Ansari’s debut film, which he wrote and directed.
Both Palmer's part and the movie's overall plot are being withheld. "Good Fortune," which is presently being produced in Los Angeles, has the support of Lionsgate.
“Keke is a delight to work with,” Ansari said in a statement. “I’m so happy she’s a part of our cast and even more excited to provide a quote for this press release announcing her casting.”
Good Fortune is Ansari’s second try at directing. The Parks and Recreation star and creator of Netflix’s Master of None was previously working on the comedy-drama ‘Being Mortal’ for Searchlight.
However, work was delayed indefinitely in 2022 due to accusations regarding actor Bill Murray’s abusive behaviour on set, as per Variety.
The producers of Good Fortune are Ansari, Alan Yang, and Anthony Katagas.
Executive producers include Jonathan McCoy and Aziz Ansari.
Lionsgate's Brady Fujikawa and Jon Humphrey will oversee the film.
The studio's contract was negotiated by Dan Freedman, Matt Leonetti, John Biondo, and Phil Strina.
Meanwhile, Palmer rose to prominence as a preteen in the family film Akeelah and the Bee, and has since been in films and television shows such as Jordan Peele’s Nope, Jennifer Lopez’s Hustlers, and Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP. She also presents the podcast Baby, This Is Keke Palmer.