Kid Cudi has announced that he will make his directorial debut with the film Teddy which he will also be starring in.
Cudi said in a statement on Instagram that he had been waiting a long time to break the news of his first feature film as the he started writing it in 2013 as he explains: “I always wanted to write my own movie, so I said fuck it and started doing it.”
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His full statement continues: “The road has been long, from it being a tv show for years to finally being a film. So it means so fuckin much to finally be able to bring it to the screen next year, and I can’t wait for u all to meet Teddy, his friends, his family and take a walk in his world for a bit.
"If I could sum up what the movie is about in one sentence, I’d say this: It's as if I took the song ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ and wrote a movie about it. I added a lot of my own personal struggles and experiences in it, so this film is very close to my heart. I know, that deep down, this movie will help people in the same ways my music has. I’m continuing my mission.
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"Now this is a comedy, but It wouldn't be me if I didn't sprinkle some real shit in there. Its trippy, it’s fun, it’s sad, its life. The film is produced by the almighty Jeymes Samuel, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, James Lassiter, MAD SOLAR and BRON. Special shout out to the homie Tendo Nagenda and Netflix for seeing the vision!! The next chapter begins…”
Cudi is also set to star in in Brittany Snow’s new feature film directorial debut, September 17th as well as the horror film X.
Recently, Cudi has made appearances in Don’t Look Up and Bill & Ted Face the Music.
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