We’re nonetheless all eagerly awaiting Kendrick Lamar’s new album, however within the meantime he’s preserving busy with the announcement of a left-field new mission. Lamar will function producer on a brand new live-action comedy movie alongside Matt Stone and Trey Parker, the creators of South Park.

Per Variety, the movie will “depict the previous and current coming to a head when a younger Black man, who's interning as a slave re-enactor at a residing historical past museum, discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors as soon as owned his.”

That’s a doozy of a plot, and appears in keeping with the latest Hollywood pattern of addressing racial points via style movies like Get Out. At first look, it appears to most carefully resemble 2020’s Antebellum, a horror film starring Janelle Monáe that additionally targeted on the trauma of slavery and historic reenactments. However, the truth that it’s a comedy means it might be extra within the vein of 2018’s Sorry to Trouble You, which used darkish, absurdist humor to satirize gentrification and racism within the office.

Kendrick will probably be producing beneath the banner of PGLang, the media firm he based in 2020. Final October, Lamar announced he would be leaving TDE, his longtime label house, following the discharge of his subsequent album. Presumably, PGLang will probably be concerned within the launch of his future music, though the corporate has gone out of its solution to make clear it “is not a ‘record label.’” (That mentioned, PGLang had a job within the launch of Child Keem’s debut album in September.)

Vernon Chatman, a longtime collaborator of Stone and Parker who additionally wrote for The Chris Rock Present and created The Shivering Fact, is ready to pen the film’s script. Manufacturing is slated to begin this spring, although that could possibly be impacted by the continued COVID-19 pandemic.

Lamar has dipped his toes within the movie world earlier than, most notably as government producer for Black Panther: The Album, which accompanied the 2018 Marvel hit and earned a slew of Grammy nominations for songs like “King’s Lifeless” and “All of the Stars.” (He’s additionally made one temporary, albeit memorable appearing look in a cameo on Power.)

This announcement can also be a major one for Stone and Parker, whose initiatives have largely stayed inside the realm of animation. Parker and Stone labored collectively on a number of initiatives like Orgazmo and BASEketball within the late ‘90s that had been stay motion, and again in 2020 it was introduced they had been working on another film titled Alma Junction, which some have speculated was code for a Guide of Mormon adaptation.

Different particulars proper now are scarce, however the one method this information could possibly be extra shocking is that if Kendrick drops an accompanying album.


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