Kendrick Lamar teams up with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for new comedy

Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is delving into the movie business, teaming up with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to produce a new comedy for Paramount Pictures.

Lamar and Dave Free will produce the untitled comedy alongside Parker and Stone, according to a new report from Deadline.

South Park producer Vernon Chatham will write the script for the movie, which doesn’t have a director attached at this time.

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Movies: Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is delving into the movie business, teaming up with South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone to produce a new comedy for Paramount Pictures

Trey and Matt: Lamar and Dave Free will produce the untitled comedy alongside Parker (Left) and Stone (Right), according to a new report from Deadline 

The movie will follow a young Black man who lands an internship at a living history museum where he plays a slave reenactor.

During his time there, he makes the startling discovery that the ancestors of his white girlfriend were actually the owners of his ancestors.

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Despite no director attached at this time, production is expected to begin sometime this spring, though no release plans were given.

Production: Despite no director attached at this time, production is expected to begin sometime this spring, though no release plans were given

Lamar and Dave Free will produce through their pgLang production company, while Parker and Stone produce through their Park County banner.

Paramount Pictures will handle theatrical distribution along with home entertainment and television licensing rights.

The movie will also stream on the Paramount Plus streaming service, likely after its theatrical run.

Producers: Lamar (center) and Dave Free (right) will produce through their pgLang production company, while Parker and Stone produce through their Park County banner

Distribution: Paramount Pictures will handle theatrical distribution along with home entertainment and television licensing rights

‘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 in a statement.

Lamar and Free launched their multi-disciplinary media company pgLang back in 2000, with this project set to be their first movie project.

The company also serves as a record label and publishing house along with this new production venture.

Production company: Lamar and Free launched their multi-disciplinary media company pgLang back in 2000, with this project set to be their first movie project

Recording: The company also serves as a record label and publishing house along with this new production venture

Parker and Stone are best known for their long-running animated series South Park, which returns for its 25th season later this year.

They also wrote and directed films South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police, while also starring in BASEketball. 

They also created the beloved Tony-winning musical The Book of Mormon with Robert Lopez. 

Best known: Parker and Stone are best known for their long-running animated series South Park, which returns for its 25th season later this year

Movies: They also wrote and directed films South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and Team America: World Police, while also starring in BASEketball

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