Kid Cudi Will Direct And Appear In ‘Teddy’

Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) has signed on to direct and feature in Teddy, a semi-autobiographical OTT film, following his starring role in X, a slasher following a bunch of amateur auteurs on a disastrous porno shoot in rural Texas.

Jay-Z, Jeymes Samuel, James Lassiter, Mad Solar and BRON have signed on to co-produce the film, which will be Mescudi’s directorial debut. Teddy was introduced by Mescudi overnight on 22nd March , with Mescudi stating in an Instagram post that he began working on the film in 2013.

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He added that the project developed from a film to a TV series over a period of nine years before reverting back to a film.

 “I can’t wait for [you] all to meet Teddy, his friends, his family and take a walk in his world for a bit,” Mescudi wrote. “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’ 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 if 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.”

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Teddy’s release date has yet to be announced as of this writing. However, Mescudi stated that filming will begin later this year. Meanwhile, he’ll be seen in Brittany Snow’s directorial debut, which will be released on September 17th — he and Snow acted opposite each other in X.

A documentary about Mescudi’s life and career, A Man Named Scott, was released last year and is currently available on OTT. He also appeared as a fictional version of himself in last year’s Don’t Look Up (with Ariana Grande) and 2020’s Bill And Ted Face The Music.

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Mescudi’s music career is on schedule to release two albums this year, following up on ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen,’ which was released in 2020. In a four-star review, NME’s Will Lavin wrote that the closing chapter of Mescudi’s titular trilogy was “a cinematic masterstroke that electrifies the senses at every turn”.

—Aditi Manjunath