Kendrick Lamar to produce Paramount movie starring Matt Stone and Trey Parker

The Grammy-winning rapper’s company PGLang has teamed up with the Park County banner of Matt Stone and Trey Parker to produce a new feature film for Paramount Pictures.

The live-action comedy, written by Vernon Chatman, “portrays the past and present at a critical juncture when a young black man, doing a slave re-enactment internship at a living history museum, discovers that the ancestors of his white girlfriend owned hers.

Dave Free, partner of Lamar and PGLang, will produce the project alongside Stone and Parker. Paramount Pictures will manage the theatrical distribution, home entertainment and television rights to the project, with Paramount Plus acquiring the streaming rights.

Production of the untitled feature film begins in the spring.

“On behalf of Paramount Pictures and the wider ViacomCBS family, we look forward to ushering in the first theatrical collaboration of these creative visionaries and galvanizing audiences around the world around a powerful storytelling experience,” said Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures, announcing the project.

Dave Free and Kendrick Lamar of PGLang
Courtesy of PGLang

News of the project comes as Lamar fans anxiously await a new album from the rapper, songwriter, and record producer who has received 13 Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and a Pulitzer Prize for his unique style of storytelling across the board. rap. By the way, the Compton native’s last full project was for another major film, 2018’s “Black Panther”. Lamar produced the soundtrack for the film, which won an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for its soundtrack. track “All the Stars” with SZA and won two Grammys.

Lamar and Free, also a Grammy and MTV-winning creative and visionary executive, launched PGLang in 2020, with the company described as a multilingual company with the goal of communicating “the creative language of this generation through mediums depicting the shared experiences that connect us all. “

Stone and Parker are best known as the five-time Emmy-winning creators behind “South Park,” which is slated to air its 25th season in 2022. The duo recently signed a new deal with MTV Entertainment Studios that sees the series up to season. 30., with 14 original films made for streaming for Paramount Plus and the development of new series to be announced also underway.

The duo are also behind the 1999 Oscar nominated feature “South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut”. In 2004, they released the feature film “Team America: World Police”. The duo also partnered with Robert Lopez to create the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Book of Mormon.”

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Park County’s Matt Stone and Trey Parker
Courtesy of Stone and Parker

Chatman is a four-time Emmy and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, director and voice actor. In addition to working as a writer and producer on “South Park” for 20 seasons, he also created “The Shivering Truth” by Adult Swim and co-created the cult series “Wonder Showzen”, “Xavier: Renegade Angel”, Trigger Warning With Killer Mike “and” Doggie Fizzle Televizzle with Snoop Dogg. “Chatman’s resume includes gigs written for” The Chris Rock Show, “” Conan O’Brien “and” Louie, “plus he created the experimental film” Final Flesh “, the book” Mindsploitation “and produced Andy Kaufman’s comedy album” Andy and His Grandmother. “

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Courtesy of Chatman

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