The forthcoming title is a live action comedy that “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.” K-Dot, Free, Stone and Parker of Park County will produce the film while Vernon Chatman will pen the script, and production is set to begin in Spring 2022. Paramount Pictures will handle theatrical distribution, home entertainment and television licensing rights, while its streaming platform Paramount+ will acquire the streaming rights.
“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,” Brian Robbins, President and CEO of Paramount Pictures, said in a statement.
Stay tuned for more info.
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