Jay Z Set To Film Documentary On Trayvon Martin
In honor of Trayvon Martin, Rapper and Entrepreneur Jay Z and the Weinstein Company will be making a film and documentary series of the young teen up till his untimely and tragic death.
For anyone who may need a refresher, Martin was shot and killed several years ago by a then 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Zimmerman, who was a member of the community's neighborhood watch claimed to only use his weapon because he felt defeated and scared for his life by the unarmed teen and had no other choice but to shoot Trayvon.
As some time passed, George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder. The decision didn't sit well with many and sparked a outrage throughout the U.S.
Harvey Weinstein and David Glassed of the Weinstein Company and Jay Z met with Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin back on oscar weekend to discuss the deal they closed just last week.
The books are titled, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why awe Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring life of Trayvon Martin. The first series shows a recap of the time writer Lisa Bloom spent covering Zimmerman’s trial for NBC. While the second which was written by Martin’s parents goes back to focus on Trayvon’s childhood and aftermath of his death.
Jay and the Weinstein Company plan to make a six-part documentary series and a feature narrative film. This is all apart of the deal Jay Z has signed with the Weinstein Company back in September of last year. There has been no word on when this project is set to be released.