Days after announcing he would be “stepping back” from social media, Kid Cudi took to Instagram to excitedly announce he will write, direct, and star in Teddy, his first feature film at Netflix.
In the lengthy post, Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, wrote:
Ok. ???? I’ve been waitin to tell you all about this for a long long time.
This year im 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 f**k 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 f**kin 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.
If I could sum 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. Im continuing my mission.
Now this is a comedy, but It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t sprinkle some real sh*t in there.
Its 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 and Netflix for seeing the vision!! ????????✌????????
The next chapter begins…
See his original post below.
Kid Cudi is definitely multitalented and it’s beautiful to see him expand his territory, gifts, and message to those who may need it.
I’m excited for him and I look forward to meeting Teddy.
How about you?