Kendrick Lamar Producing New Live-Action Comedy Movie With South Park Creators

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Lamar and his pgLang co-founder Dave Free are producing the Vernon Chatman–written film with Matt Stone and Trey Parker

Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar Matt Stone and Trey Parker
Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar, Matt Stone and Trey Parker (courtesy of Huxley)

Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free, and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are producing a new live-action comedy movie. The film, written by Vernon Chatman, will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and will stream on Paramount+. A press release contains the following synopsis for the project:

The film will depict the past and present coming to a head when a young [B]lack man who is interning as a slave reenactor at a living history museum discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.

According to the press release, production begins in this spring. Brian Robbins, president & CEO, Paramount Pictures, remarked 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.”

Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free are producing the movie through their their pgLang at-service company. The company was announced back in March 2020.

Kendrick Lamar last shared Damn. in 2017. Read “Waiting for Kendrick” on the Pitch.

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