New project for Jordan Peele

The new series called “Lorena” will be produced through Peele’s Monkeypaw studio and directed by documentarian Joshua Rofé.

Jordan Peele became the first African American to take original screenplay for the horror film Get Out - Photo by Royalty ImagesFresh off the heels of  his success with the horror comedy “Get Out”, the Oscar winning comedian turned director Jordan Peele will be executive producer on an Amazon series called “Lorena.”

A four-part documentary series about the notorious case of spouses Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt, Peele is bringing their story to screen in a docu-series which is said to provide a fresh perspective on the story of Lorena, a Virginia woman who in 1993 infamously cut off John Wayne, her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife as he slept.

Per Amazon’s description, “25 years later, Lorena is a groundbreaking re-investigation of the deep moral issues and painful human tragedies buried at the heart of this infamous American scandal. Lost in the tabloid coverage and jokes was the opportunity for a national discussion on domestic and sexual assault in America.”

“Jordan has proven himself as a captivating voice of social critique and we are excited to work with him on this project. ‘Lorena’ reframes Lorena Bobbitt’s story around issues of sexism and domestic abuse and offers Prime members an exclusive new view into how America got her story wrong and maybe continues to get it wrong,” said Heather Schuster, head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals.

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