Of all the ways in which the greatest rapper of our generation could've broken into the film industry, this couldn't have been on many people's Bingo card. Kendrick Lamar and "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are producing a live-action comedy movie together, which just got some new details about it. While there's no release date yet, Deadline reported the news last January that they'll make the film for Paramount Pictures alongside Lamar's creative partner Dave Free. Now, Above The Line reports that Parker will direct the flick. Shooting was supposed to begin last spring but faced conflicts with Parker and Stone's schedules.
However, hopes are high that they'll begin shooting this year. Of course, many reacted negatively to this news, but only time will tell whether this is something truly great or a throwaway venture. Still, it's Kendrick Lamar we're talking about, and his most divisive projects have proven to cause a lot of meaningful conversation regardless. Perhaps "South Park" was one of the inspiration points for "Cartoons and Cereal," and if he's passionate about it, odds are that it'll be an unencumbered vision.
Kendrick Lamar's Movie With "South Park" Creators Slowly Unveils
On that note, maybe it isn't so weird that Kung Fu Kenny tapped in with the Book of Mormon creators. After all, through ownership of a tech company, they provided the deep fake technology for Kendrick's "The Heart Part 5." As far as other collaborators involved, Emmy Award-winning writer Vernon Chatman will handle script duties. Moreover, it's not the first time he'll work with a rapper, as he collaborated with Killer Mike and Snoop Dogg in the past.
Meanwhile, what really caused doubt in this project is the film's outlined plot. "The film will depict the past and present coming 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," the description reads. While it sounds potentially insensitive and crude, it undeniably relates to a lot of concepts the Compton rapper spoke on before, especially on Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. As such, it's exciting to see him venture into risky territory yet again, and hopefully it actually results in something compelling and meaningful, whether in comedic or dramatic terms. Regardless, come back to HNHH for the latest updates on this story and more news on Kendrick Lamar.