As per the official press release, the yet to be titled project, written by Vernon Chatman, will “depict the past and present coming to a head when a young Black man, who is interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum, discovers that his white girlfriend’s ancestors once owned his.”
Chatman, an Emmy-award winning writer, director, producer and voice actor, known for creating Adult Swim’s Wonder Showzen and Xavier: Renegade Angel, as well as voicing Towelie, the weed-smoking talking towel on South Park, previously worked with both Killer Mike on Trigger Warning With Killer Mike, and Snoop Dogg on Doggie Fizzle Televizzle, and was also a writer for The Chris Rock Show.
As for Stone and Parker, the longtime collaborators recently signed a deal with ViacomCBS for six more seasons of South Park, in addition to 14 movies. This project with Kendrick will be the duo’s first foray into a non-South Park scripted film since 2004’s Team America: World Police.
Production is set to begin in the spring, with the film expected to show in theaters and be available to stream on Paramount+