Kendrick Lamar set to produce comedy film with South Park creators
While fans patiently wait for the sequel Kendrick Lamar album, it was revealed on Friday January 14 that the Pultizer Prize-winning artist would produce his first film in 2022. Under his pgLang imprint, Lamar will work alongside partner and manager Dave Free and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker on a live-action comedy film from Paramount Pictures.
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Written by Vernon Chatman, the concept for the film is about a young black man who is a slave re-enactor at a living history museum and discovers that his girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his own ancestors as slaves. “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 galvanizing audiences around the world around a powerful storytelling experience,” said the director. Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO Brian Robbins about the project.
Paramount will handle theatrical distribution, home entertainment and television licensing rights to the project, with Paramount Plus acquiring the streaming rights. While Lamar and Free are the first film, South Park’s Stone and Parker bring a five-time Emmy Award-winning experience. The duo recently signed a new contract with MTV that allows South Park to air until season 30. South Park is currently on season 25.
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In 2021, Kendrick Lamar returns to music with appearances on the titles “family ties” and “rover brothers” on the debut album of his new artist and cousin Baby Keem, melodic blue. Last year, K. Dot revealed that her next album will be her last on TDE. No official release date for the upcoming comedy film.
More as the story develops.