Kendrick Lamar teams up with Dave Free and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker for a new movie for Paramount Pictures.
In an unlikely collaboration, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper has signed on to produce a live-action comedy with Emmy and Tony-winning creators of South Park.
The untitled film is written by Vernon Chatman, a longtime producer, writer and voice actor on South Park and creator of Wonder Showzen and Xavier: Renegade Angel.
According to an announcement made by Paramount Pictures, Lamar’s pgLang, and Parker and Stone’s Park County on Thursday, the film will, “depict the past and present coming to a head when a young Black man who is interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.”
This will be Lamar and Free’s first production credit for their multi-disciplinary media company pgLang. Production is set to start in spring but, no director or cast is attached to the project yet.
Paramount Pictures is responsible for theatrical distribution, home entertainment and television licensing rights. The film will also stream on Paramount+.
“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,” said Paramount Pictures’ President & CEO, Brian Robbins.