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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.


Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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