March 24, 2017


Jay Z Working on Trayvon Martin Film, Documentary Series

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Spike
Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Spike

Jay Z is working on a series of film and television projects based around Trayvon Martin.

Variety reports that the superstar rapper teamed up with the Weinstein Company to win a heated bidding war for the rights of two books about the unarmed teenager's 2012 death. They've won the rights to Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It (where Lisa Bloom who recounts her experience covering Martin's trial for NBC) and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin (a personal story written by Martin's parents).

The plan will be to make a six-part documentary-series with Jay Z as producer. The studio will also develop "a narrative feature film."

Variety adds that Jay and two studio executives including Harvey Weinstein (seen above) met with Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, during Oscar weekend where the two made it "clear that they were most concerned with seeing their son's life and legacy honored."

There is no timeline attached to the project yet so while you wait get your #FBF on with this classic Fuse interview from 2009: