Kendrick Lamar and his business partner Dave Free have teamed up with the makers of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, to create a one-off live-action comedy film.
The untitled film hasn’t got a release date just yet, although a press release stated that the creators will begin production this spring.
pgLang - Kendrick’s newly launched multidisciplinary media company that he co-founded alongside business partner Dave Free - will work with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
The company took to Instagram yesterday to share the news, saying that the film will be “a live action comedy” written by Vernon Chatman, a US-born TV producer, comedian, and writer for South Park for some 25 years.
The only synopsis given so far reads:
“The film will depict the past and present coming to a head when a young Black man who is interning as a slave reenactor at a living history museum discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.”
The film is set to be distributed by Paramount Pictures upon release and produced by Kendrick’s pgLang, which was first founded in 2020. The production company also serves as a record label and a publishing house.
Paramount CEO Bran Robbins said 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 galvanizing audiences worldwide around a powerful storytelling experience.”
After the announcement of the film, some fans took to the comments of pgLang’s Instagram to ask where the next album is. “Bro doing everything but dropping the album”, one said, joking that the rapper released his last released, ‘Damn’, five years ago.
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