Kendrick Lamar Is Producing a Live-Action Comedy Film with the Creators of 'South Park'

Kendrick Lamar Is Producing a Live-Action Comedy Film with the Creators of 'South Park'
Kendrick Lamar and his pgLang co-founder Dave Free are producing a forthcoming live-action comedy film with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

The film, which has yet to have a title revealed, was written by Vernon Chatman, and will be distributed by Paramount Pictures and streamed via Paramount+. A press release contains a synopsis of the movie, which reads as follows:

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.

The press release also notes that production on the film begins this spring. Paramount Pictures president and CEO Brian Robbins shared 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."

Lamar and Free, who have previously directed music videos as the Little Homies, will produce via pgLang. The company was launched in March 2020, billed as a "new multi-lingual, at service company."

Last August, Parker and Stone inked a massive $900 million deal to keep South Park in production for seven more seasons, while also having 14 original made-for-streaming movies arrive exclusively on Paramount+. One of those films, South Park: Post COVID, arrived on the service in November.

August also saw Lamar tease his final album for longtime label home Top Dawg Entertainment. His most recent release remains 2017's DAMN..

Before 2021 was out, he appeared on albums from Baby Keem and Terrace Martin, and this February, he'll perform at the Super Bowl LVI Half Time Show alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Mary J. Blige.