Jay Z has secured a first look movie and TV deal with The Weinstein company to generate movies and scripted and unscripted TV. Jay has already been involved in such pics as Annie, Top Five, and The Great Gatsby, and is looking to elevate his presence.
According to Deadline.com:
TWC has a two-year overall deal and they already have a couple of projects that soon will be announced. This follows a first-look deal for The Weinstein Company with Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua. Jay Z made a statement talking about his excitement:
“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.”
Weinstein also states: “Having known Jay on a personal level for many years we are thrilled by the opportunity to expand our relationship. Jay’s ability to influence entertainment and pop culture has gone well beyond music for many years. He approaches every aspect of his career with both determination and effortlessness, making him one of the leading power players in entertainment history. We already have some exceptional projects in the works and are excited to see what more is to come.”