Kendrick Lamar Produces Live-Action Comedy Film With ‘South Park’ Creators

Posted on January 13, 2022

Kendrick Lamar and his pgLang co-founder Dave Free are producing an upcoming live-action comedy film with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The film, whose title has yet to be revealed, was written by Vernon Chatman and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and streamed via Paramount+. A press release contains a synopsis of the film, which reads:

The film will depict the past and present that come to fruition when a young [B]A man doing a slave reenactment internship at a living history museum discovers his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.

The press release also notes that production on the film begins this spring. Paramount Pictures President and CEO Brian Robbins shared in a statement, “On behalf of Paramount Pictures and the wider ViacomCBS family, we look forward to ushering in the first theatrical collaboration from these creative visionaries and to galvanize audiences around the world around a powerful storytelling experience.”

Lamar and Free, who have previously directed music videos as Little Homies, will produce through pgLang. The company was launched in March 2020, billed as a “new multilingual services company”.

Last August, Parker and Stone signed a whopping $900 million deal to guard South Park in production for seven more seasons, while having 14 original films made for streaming exclusively on Paramount+. One of these movies South Park: After COVIDcame on service in November.

August also saw Lamar teasing his latest album for longtime label Top Dawg Entertainment. His last release remains that of 2017 DAMN..

Before the end of 2021, he appeared on albums by Baby Keem and Terrace Martin, and in February he will perform at the Super Bowl LVI Half Time Show alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Mary J. Blige.

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