Jay-Z to Help Bring the Story Of Trayvon Martin For Film and TV
Jay Z continues to make power moves in the film and TELEVISION.
Just a few weeks after that Jay Z and The Weinstein Co. brought the story of Kalief Browder to the tv with the TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, the team is ready to help in bringing the story of another young black man to the screen.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Weinstein Co. has acquired the rights to two books about the late Trayvon Martin: "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."
The latter was written by Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
"Rest In Power," which was released at the top of this year, offers an intimate look at the life of Martin. "The suspicion of the Nation" provides a look into the Zimmerman trial and subsequent acquittal.
With the rights of the two books, Jay Z and The Weinstein Co. plan for the release of both a film and a docuseries on the death of the teenager.
In February 2012, Martin was shot and killed by neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman, who claimed self-defense and was ultimately acquitted of second-degree murder charges.
Martin's death resonated deeply within the Hip Hop community, inspiring numerous protest songs, as well as tributes to musical artists from around the country. Los Angeles rapper The Game, he even received a tattoo in honor of Martin.