Kendrick Lamar Enters The Movie Industry With Help From ‘South Park’ Co-Creators

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2022 has been set as the year Kendrick Lamar will make his long-awaited return to music with a brand new album, following on from 2017’s Pulitzer Prize winner. DAMN. But the Compton native’s first move of the new year finds him expanding beyond rapping.

According to a Deadline, Kendrick enters the film industry by co-producing an upcoming live-action comedy film for Paramount Pictures alongside his former longtime manager Dave Free and south park co-creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker.

Written by Vernon Chatman, the untitled film is about a young black man intern as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum who discovers his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.

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

Emmy-winning writer, director, producer and voice actor Vernon Chatman is best known for creating Adult Swim’s Wonder Showzen and Xavier: Renegade Angel, as well as the voice of Towelie, the talking towel for smoking weed on south park.

Chatman has existing Hip Hop ties having previously worked with Killer Mike and Snoop Dogg on Trigger Warning with Killer Mike and Doggie Fizzle Televizzle, respectively. He was also a writer for The Chris Rock Show.

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Kendrick Lamar and Dave Free are producing the film for their company pgLang, which they launched in 2020, while Matt Stone and Trey Parker are producing for Park County. Production is expected to begin this spring, although a director has yet to be named.

The film is set to hit theaters and be available to stream on Paramount+.

Although this is Kendrick Lamar’s first film production credit, the 34-year-old rapper already has experience behind the camera having co-directed several of his own music videos, including “HUMBLE”, “Alright” and “ELEMENT”. “. — as part of the duo, The Little Homies, alongside Dave Free.

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K. Dot also made her acting debut on 50 Cent’s Starz series Powerful in 2018, in which he played a homeless drug addict named Laces in one episode.

“[50] and Kendrick… were hanging out together and Kendrick said, ‘I would really like to be on the show,'” Powerful said creator and producer Courtney Kemp. “He is very calm, thorough and methodical. He had prepared so much. He was ready.

She added: “He is really talented, extremely talented. I mean it’s a total transformation. This isn’t a version of Kendrick Lamar you’ve ever seen before.

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In other news, It’s still unclear when Kendrick Lamar’s new album is set to drop, though a recent Instagram post from his longtime producer Sounwave promising “new material on the way” has only further stoked the flames of excitement.

The project will mark Kendrick’s final release on Top Dawg Entertainment, the label he has called home since the start of his illustrious career.

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Kendrick Lamar Enters The Movie Industry With Help From ‘South Park’ Co-Creators