Coming Soon: Will Smith x Jay Z Collaboration
Will Smith and Jay Z are becoming quite the business duo.
In 2009, the fellas along with Jada Pinkett-Smith, teamed up as producers of the riveting FELA! on Broadway. Following the show’s success, Will and Jay worked together to remix the cult classic musical, Annie.
Taking a deeper turn in their collaborative projects, the men have secured a partnership with HBO to produce a miniseries about Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered in Mississippi at just 14 years old for allegedly whistling at a white woman.
JET covered the devastating story as a Special Report in 1964.
The men responsible were later acquitted.
Jay Z’s Roc Nation company and Will’s Overbrook Entertainment will be the production houses for the miniseries that is scheduled to run six hours.
The Emmett Till series is in “active development.” As of now, no further details have been released regarding writers, actors or premiere date.