Is Jay-Z following in the footsteps of Eminem and 50 Cent and putting together a movie on his life? Sort of! According to the NY Post, Oscar winning Director Ron Howard and producer Brian Gazer will be filming Jigga’s “Made In America” music festival in Philadelphia. Whether it’s a documentary or an actual movie, we don’t know…but maybe this will be another “Back Stage” type of film. Check out what Brian Gazer told the NY Post below:
“The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay-Z’s perspective . . . how he puts the event together.” Grazer added, “Jay stayed the king for a very long time . . . I can’t even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan.”
This sounds very exciting! The Budweiser sponsored festival is taking place on September 1-2 at Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Fairmount Park. Everyone who’s anyone will be hitting that stage, including Drake, Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group Run-DMC, and even Pearl Jam.
The film is the brainchild of Jay-Z and Steve Stoute. Hov went out and got an Oscar winning director and producer – he does everything BIG! What type of footage do you think will be included in the doc-movie?