Kendrick Lamar is making a film with South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Deadline first announced the film last January, which will see Kendrick entering the movie industry by co-producing an upcoming live-action-comedy film for Paramount Pictures alongside Stone, Parker and his creative partner and former manager Dave Free.
According to Above The Line, the untitled film – which will focus on a young Black man interning as a slave reenactor at a living history museum who discovers his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his – will now be directed by Parker. Parker and Stone will also produce the film under their Park County banner, while Free and the Grammy-award-winning rapper will produce via pgLang.
The untitled Paramount film will serve as pgLang’s first and will hopefully begin shooting sometime this year. Filming was supposed to begin last spring, but the South Park creators’ schedules reportedly got in the way. Emmy-award-winning writer Vernon Chatman will be handling the script.