Jay Z is putting his film producing hat on again to bring to the small screen a docu-series about slain Florida teen, Trayvon Martin.
According to Variety, the rapper and the Weinstein Company agreed to team up after a major bidding war to have the rights to books “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.”
Both publications discuss the tragic events leading up to and following the 2012 shooting death of Martin.
Per the news outlet, Jay will produce a six-part docu-series as part of a “first-look deal he singed with the studio last September.” In conjunction with Jay’s docu-series, the studio will produce a “narrative feature film” about Trayvon’s case.
It’s worth noting that the Weinstein Company is behind Michael B. Jordan’s Fruitvale Station, a biographical drama that chronicled the 2009 shooting death of unarmed Black man, Oscar Grant.
Per Variety, the team met with Martin’s parents earlier this year to discuss the project. During the sit-down, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin reportedly explained they were concerned about one major thing: “Seeing their son’s life and legacy honored.”
Trayvon was just 17 years old when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman. In July 2013, the 28-year-old was acquitted of second-degree murder after claiming he shot Martin in self defense.
3 Shocking Truth’s About Angela Bassett: Favorite Screen Kiss, Oscars Controversy, Star She Would Shag!
Angela Bassett was a completely open book during her recent appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live and we LOVED every bit of it.
The beauty, who is currently pushing her new show, 9-1-1, opened up about a series of topics during the hit Bravo show, including her favorite onscreen kiss AND who she would marry, shag or kill between Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya.
Here are three shocking confessions you never knew about the Black Panther star.
Best Kiss: When asked to rate her kiss with Lady Gaga, Bassett admitted that she remembered it “fondly” and that she had “good memories.” She then followed up by unveiling that some of her best onscreen kisses include Rick Fox and Taye Diggs.
Oscars Controversy: HipHollywood recently caught up with Bassett’s husband, Cortney B. Vance, who said his wife should have received an Oscar for What’s Love Got To Do With It. So when a fan said they felt she was robbed of the coveted Hollywood award, she said responded: “Yeah, me too.”
Marry, Shag, Kill: Although just a game, Angela was asked to choose who she’d marry, shag or kill between Forest Whitaker, Sterling K. Brown and Daniel Kaluuya. Whelp, she didn’t have the heart to kill any of them, so she agreed to tie the knot with Whitaker and Brown. Angela then suggested she’d shag Daniel because he’s “wild.”
And we’d be remised if we didn’t include who she thinks is more of a “sex kitten in the bedroom” between Michael B. Jordan and Chadwick Boseman. Her answer: Michael B.
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