Jay Z Producing Trayvon Martin Film & Docu-Series
A new docu-series about Trayvon Martin is in the works. Both Jay Z (real name Shawn Carter) and Weinstein Company have partnered to develop a series of film and TV projects about Trayvon, according to a report. Reportedly, they plan to make a six-part docu-series with Jay Z producing as part of a first-look deal. The studio will also develop a narrative feature film.
The duo won the rights to two 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.” “Suspicion Nation” is by Lisa Bloom and “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.
The shooting of the 17-year-old Martin, in 2012, continues to make headlines and continue a national debate about racial profiling and the criminal justice system. No additional details about the projects have been released.