Kid Cudi is slated to direct and star in an upcoming Netflix film, titled Teddy, based off a script that he has been writing for almost a decade.
The 38-year-old musician and actor shared the news via Twitter on Tuesday, noting that he first began writing the project in 2013 and has been waiting to tell his fanbase for quite some time.
“I always wanted to write my own movie, so I said f*** it and started doing it,” he wrote. “The road has been long, from it being a tv show for years to finally being a film. So it means so f***** much to finally be able to bring it to the screen next year, and I cant wait for u all to meet Teddy, his friends, his family and take a walk in his world for a bit.”
He continued, “If I could sum up what the movie is about in one sentence, I’d say this: It’s as if I took the song ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ [his popular 2009 single] and wrote a movie about it. I added a lot of my own personal struggles and experiences in it, so this film is very close to my heart.”
“I know, that deep down, this movie will help people in the same ways my music has,” he added. “I’m continuing my mission. Now this is a comedy, but it wouldn’t be me if I didn’t sprinkle some real shit in there. It’s trippy, it’s fun, it’s sad, it’s life.”
The film is produced by The Harder They Fall director Jeymes Samuel, JAY-Z, Mad Solar and Bron, Cudi announced, before ending his note, “special shout out to the homie Tendo Nagenda [VP of original film at Netflix] for seeing the vision!!”
Cudi did not share further plot details or a specific release date, though he did specify that the film would premiere in 2023. Stay tuned for more information on the forthcoming film.
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