By Matthew Strauss.
Jay Z is partnering with the Weinstein Company to make a feature film and six-part documentary series about Trayvon Martin, according to Variety. The projects will be based on two books, to which Jay and the Weinsteins acquired the rights: Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin (by Martin’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin). Both the film and docuseries are part of Jay’s first-look deal with the Weinsteins.
The Jay Z-executive produced docuseries “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” is currently airing on SpikeTV. His other forthcoming Weinstein projects include a Richard Pryor biopic and a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights musical.
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