Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free, and South Park Creators to Produce Slave Reenactment Comedy

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Kendrick Lamar, Dave Free and South Park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are teaming up to produce a slave reenactment live-action comedy for Paramount Pictures.

Vernon Chatman penned the untitled project that sees 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.

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Lamar is signed onto the project as a producer through his multimedia company/production studio/record label pgLang. This is Lamar and Free’s first film project under the company.

Paramount Pictures will handle theatrical distribution, home entertainment, and television licensing rights, with the film also to stream on Paramount+.

Brian Robbins, president & CEO, Paramount Pictures, remarked 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.”

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Production is set to kick off this spring, and at present no director has been attached to the untitled film.

Stone and Parker continue to carve out season after season of South Park, with five more planned as of right now, taking the total to 30 seasons. The creative duo also recently landed a $900 million deal with MTV Entertainment Studios, which also includes a whopping 14 movies on the slate for the future.

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