Scott Mescudi, aka Kid Cudi, is set to make his directorial debut on Netflix with a feature film Teddy. He announced this new project via his Twitter with a penned note.
He will be directing and starring in the movie. It’s a story that he has been working on since 2013, he shared the announcement poster of Teddy and a note. As per his announcement, the project will be something inspired by the 2009 song ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ but with a few of his personal touches.
Cudi wrote, “Ok. I’ve been waiting to tell you all about this for a long time. This year I’m directing my first feature film “Teddy,” at Netflix which I wrote and will also be starring, this is a story I started writing in 2013 because I always wanted to write my own movie, so I said fuck it and started doing it. (MESSAGE!) the road has been long, from it being a tv show for years to finally being a film. So it means so fuckin much to finally be able to bring it to the screen next year, and I can’t wait for u all to meet Teddy, his friends, his family and take up what the movie is about in one sentence, id say this: It’s as if I took the song “Pursuit of Happiness” 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. 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, its fun, its sad, its life. The film is produced by the almighty Jeymes Samuel, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, James Lassiter, MAD SOLAR and BRON. Special shout out to the homie Tendo Nagenda for seeing the vision.”
Mescudi recently appeared in the Netflix movie Don’t Look Up and also contributed to the same soundtrack, collaborating with Ariana Grande on the song “Just Look Up.” The film is competing in the 94th academy awards for Best Picture.
We don’t have any details about the upcoming Kid Cudi directorial it looks like we have to wait for a while.
You can check out Cudi’s horror movie X, directed by TiWest. We will keep you posted for more updates.
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