Jay Z Is Creating A Docuseries & Movie About Trayvon Martin

Jay Z

Such an important message.

Jay Z and the Weinstein Company just won a heated bidding war, earning them the rights to create a docuseries and full-length narrative feature film covering the story of Trayvon Martin — the unarmed teenager shot by the acquitted George Zimmerman in 2012.

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Variety reports the rapper and the film studio now have access to two books — Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice by and Why We Continue to Repeat It by NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin — to help guide the direction of the projects.

This is sure to be extremely powerful as it will dive into the Black Lives Matter movement and the national debate about racial profiling and the criminal justice system.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more!

[Image via WENN.]

Mar 24, 2017 4:41pm PDT

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