Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are set to produce an untitled live-action, scripted comedy film at Paramount Pictures.
The film, which is written by Vernon Chapman and doesn’t have a director attached, will (per Deadline), “see the past and present come 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.”
Lamar and Free are producing under pgLang and Stone and Parker for Park County. Deadline states that production is scheduled to begin this spring.
Paramount Pictures’ President & CEO, Brian Robbins said, “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.”
This is Lamar’s biggest foray into film/TV production. pgLang was established in 2020 as a multi-disciplinary media company. Housing a record label, a production house and publishing, it put out Baby Keem’s debut album last year with Columbia Records.