South Park creators to take on new live action comedy

Matt Stone and Trey Parker
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South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are teaming up to tackle a characteristically eyebrow-raising project. 

Since its inception in the 90s, there’s been few places that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s TV show South Park has been unwilling to go. Whilst the duo have also worked on couple of movies together in that time, South Park has always remained as a controversy-generating piece of television, with its tendency (not to mention impressive production capacity) to satirise contemporary events almost as they happen, lending the show a continued freshness that its other animated rivals such as The Simpsons lost many years ago.

When Parker and Stone have turned their attention elsewhere, they’ve usually enjoyed success… and controversy has often followed. From their hit musical, The Book Of Mormon (which is being adapted into a film) to 2004’s ‘puppet sex’-laden Team America: World Police, wherever the duo go creatively, eyeballs, opinions and occasional outrage duly follow.

The pair’s next film project is sure to continue that tradition of ruffling a few feathers with the news that they are working with Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar to create a comedy where ‘the story will depict the past and present coming to a head when a young Black man interning as a slave re-enactor at a living history museum discovers that the ancestors of his white girlfriend once owned his own ancestors.’

The film doesn’t have a title yet and was reportedly supposed to shoot this spring until the duo’s commitment to South Park got in the way. With the latest season having just wrapped up, we’d imagine it will be full steam ahead on this project meaning casting news will surely follow soon. Paramount, the duo’s longtime South Park partners are backing the project. We’ll let you know more as we hear it.

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