In the black comedy satire directed by Eugene Kotlyarenko and executive-produced by Drake, Keery plays a psychotic, murderous ride-hail driver and influencer named Kurt Kunkle who attempts to go viral by killing various passengers.
When asked what his first impression of the script was, Keery said: “I was disturbed and laughing and kind of shocked, and interested to meet Eugene. I remember being like, ‘Who is this guy? Who wrote this?’ And then I proceeded to watch his previous film Wobble Palace, and I felt like I understood a little bit, and then once I met Eugene, I just feel like we had some overlapping ideas of the character. It felt scary and new and unlike a lot of things I had read at the time.”
Of course, Keery also discussed his work on Stranger Things, including a recreation of the famous sprinting scene from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. “That was actually really fun,” he said. “Man, gotta hand it to Matthew Broderick — that guy probably ran for five full days of shooting. No wonder he’s so skinny.”