Kendrick Lamar has landed his next big project.
The Grammy-winning rapper has signed on to produce a live-action comedy film for Paramount Pictures. The project will be co-produced by his longtime collaborator Dave Free under their company pgLang. South Park creators—Matt Stone and Trey Parker of Park County, will also serve as producers.
“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,” Paramount president/CEO Brian Robbins said in a statement.
The film will tell the story of a Black man who works as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum. During his internship, the man learns that he is a descendent of slaves who were once owned by his white girlfriend’s ancestors.
The movie will be penned by Vernon Chatman, a standup comedian who also voices South Park characters.
Paramount has not shared any information on casting or an official release date; however, the film is scheduled to kick off production this spring.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the project.