Tyriq Withers is set to star alongside Marlon Wayans in Monkeypaw’s upcoming film “Goat” for Universal. Directed by Justin Tipping, the project is based on a script by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie.
The storyline revolves around a promising young athlete who receives an invitation to train with a team’s retiring star, leading to a psychological horror tale with sports elements. The casting decision for the young athlete character involved screen testing, but sources reveal that Marlon Wayans was always at the top of the studio’s list for the titular role.
Jordan Peele, along with Win Rosenfeld, Ian Cooper, and Jamal Watson, will produce the film. The casting process considered various talents for the young athlete role, with Withers chosen for the part.
Withers, known for his role in FX’s Atlanta, is currently filming Family Secrets and will be featured in the Apple series Houston. His credits include Senior Year on Netflix, Hulu’s Tell Me Lies, The CW’s Legacies, and Paramount+’s The Game.
Jordan Peele, renowned for films like “Get Out” and “Us,” brings his expertise to the horror genre once again with “Goat.” The movie marks another collaboration with Monkeypaw Productions, known for producing impactful films.
“Goat” is set to be an exciting addition to cinema, combining the talents of Withers, Wayans, Tipping, and the renowned production team led by Peele. Stay tuned for updates on additional casting news as the project progresses.