Kendrick Lamar is teaming up with South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker for a new live-action comedy.
The untitled feature film is being produced by Lamar and Dave Free under their media company pgLang. Stone and Parker are on board as co-producers, and Paramount Pictures will handle the film’s theatrical and home distribution.
Written by comedian Veron Chatman (Wonder Showzen, Xavier: Renegade Angel), 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,” according to a press release. Production is slated to begin in Spring 2022.
Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free launched pgLang in 2020. They’ve described it as “a multi-lingual company, communicating this generation’s creative language through mediums exemplifying the shared experiences that connect us all.” Last year, Lamar announced that his next album would be his final release through longtime label home Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), leading to speculation that future projects would be put out under pgLang.
As for Stone and Parker, the project marks the duo’s first non-South Park scripted film since 2004’s Team America: World Police. The longtime collaborators recently struck a deal with ViacomCBS for six more seasons of South Park in addition to 14 movies. In 2021, they released two films through Paramount+: South Park: Post Covid and South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid.