Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar and Peabody recipients, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are teaming up for a live action comedy, which will be streamed on Paramount+, and begins production this year.
Very little is known about the upcoming film, with co-stars, filming location, and the release date still being shrouded in secrecy.
However, a brief synopsis has been released:
“The film will depict the past and present coming to a head,” the press release states.
“When a young [B]lack man who is interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his,” said a representative from Lamar’s production company, pgLang.
pgLang was launched in 2020 by Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free. It is being called a multi-disciplinary company that is not only a record label but also a production and publishing house.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone recently released two COVID related specials, South Park: Post Covid and South Park: Post Covid: The Return of Covid.
The hour-long specials were met with critical acclaim and proved that after 24 seasons, the creative duo still have their finger on the pulse of pop culture and political satire.
Lamar on the other hand has been relatively quiet on the creative side, releasing his last studio album DAMN in 2017, with the exception of releasing the official soundtrack album for Black Panther in 2018.
The creative pairing between Lamar, Stone and Parker will be a true meeting of the minds and is expected to be a true powerhouse release for the comedy genre.
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Written by Mansour Shukoor