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‘South Park’ Co-creator Trey Parker Signs On to Direct Kendrick Lamar-produced Live-action Comedy Film

South Park co-creator Trey Parker has signed on to direct the previously announced live-action comedy he’s working on with Matt Stone, with whom he created the acclaimed animated sitcom. The duo will be working with Kendrick Lamar and his longtime manager, Dave Free, who are serving as producers on the currently untitled film via their pgLang company, Above the Line is reporting.

Parker and Stone revealed in January 2022 that they would be producing the movie with Lamar and Free. At the time, a helmer was not yet attached to the project, which led to Parker stepping into the role in the year since the comedy’s initial announcement.

Parker is an accomplished director, having helmed the 1993 film Cannibal! The Musical!, 1997’s Orgazmo and 2004’s Team America: World Police. He also directed the various South Park movies and television specials, including 1999’s theatrically released South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut.

The premise for the upcoming live-action comedy, which was penned by South Park writer-producer-voice actor Vernon Chatma, has been revealed: 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 ancestors.

“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 Pictures president and CEO Brian Robbins said about the film last year.

Paramount will distribute the upcoming movies in theaters. Paramount Plus, meanwhile, has secured the comedy’s streaming rights.

Production on the film was originally set to begin in spring last year, but Parker’s commitments to South Park reportedly pushed the schedule back. The movie’s production is now reportedly scheduled to begin later this spring.

Karen Benardello
Karen Benardellohttps://cinemadailyus.com
As a life-long fan of films and television shows, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic in 2008. Karen has since been working in the press in New York City, including interviewing film and television casts and crews, writing movie and television news articles and reviewing films and televisions series. Some of her highlights include attending such local events as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival and New York Comic-Con, as well as traveling across North America to attend such festivals as the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and the Toronto International Film Festival. She has been a member of the Women Film Critics Circle since 2012, and the New York Film Critics Online since 2019.


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