Kendrick Lamar & “South Park” Creators’ New Movie Gets More Details

With this live-action comedy, Kendrick and pgLang make their entry into the film industry, although nobody could’ve expected this to be the first foray.

BYGabriel Bras Nevares
Kendrick Lamar & “South Park” Creators’ New Movie Gets More Details

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.


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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.