An old tweet written by “Nope” director Jordan Peele has resurfaced, and many fans believe it inspired his new horror flick.
“I dreamed that a baby chimpanzee attacked people, then ran up to me and hugged me scared,” the Oscar-winning actress said. writing in 2014.
“I woke up with tears running down my face #bruh,” the 43-year-old continued.
The statement is eerily similar to what happened to the younger version of Steven Yeun’s character in a scene from Peele’s new movie, “Nope.”
Other users began responding to Peele’s old tweet, noting that the social media post may have been the origin of the alien thriller.
“Turn this dream into a movie 🎥”, a fan recently replied.
Another joking suggested: “Oh wow that sounds scary, you should write a script about it.”
“You should make a movie about this”, someone added.
“Nope” has grossed over $44 million at the box office since its July 22 debut.
Peele recently told Uproxx how “Nope” is the first sci-fi movie with a majority black cast.
“That’s what happened,” the “MadTV” alum said. “And I think the result of that is something that I think even surprised me. You come up with this nightmare, or this vision, and then you put this team together.
“And you go all out with the collaboration, and the product even ends up being something surprising to me if it works well. And it did this time around,” he said.
“Knots Landing” icon Donna Mills made an appearance in the horror film, surprising many viewers. The 81-year-old TV star recently spoke to The Post about keeping her role as Bonnie Clayton a secret for a long time.
“I had signed an NDA, and I couldn’t tell anyone [about it]”, Mills said. “I mean, I literally couldn’t tell my daughter. It was hard because everyone wanted to know, ‘What is it really about? People asked, and I said, “I’m really sorry, but no!”
She got the role by doing a self-recorded audition in which she performed a scene from Cate Blanchett’s 2013 film “Blue Jasmine.”
“I went, ‘Oh my God, they made a mistake!’ My agent called and they said, ‘No, that’s the scene he wants her to do.’ He doesn’t send anyone the script until he’s hired for the movie, and then you have to sign a big NDA,” Mills continued.
Peele was impressed with the ‘General Hospital’ star’s acting skills. “He said, ‘Oh my God, that was the best audition! I’ll send you the script. If you like it, the role is yours. I was like, ‘If I like it? I think I’m going to like it,’” she said.