According to Deadline, JAY Z recently inked a two-year television and film deal with film studio — and kind of a big deal — The Weinstein Company. The first-look aims to generate movies as well as both scripted and unscripted (read: reality programming) TV shows.
Jay has flirted with film and television before, and not just the Roc-A-Films hood classics Death Of A Dynasty, Paid In Full and the Stare Property flicks. He was a producer on the 2014 remake of Annie, co-produced 2014’s Top Five starring Chris Rock, and was an executive producer (with The Bullitts) for the 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby.
“I’m excited to tell stories from real-life prophets, whom through their struggles have changed the world for the better, and others whose stories are filled with fantasy and delight,” said JAY via statement. “Harvey and David [Weinstein] are visionaries both of whom have done this time and time again. I’m already passionate about what we currently have in the pipeline and I’m looking forward to discovering others.”