Jay Z begins production on two film projects about Trayvon Martin

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JAY-Z, BEYONCE AND THE MARTIN FAMILY    PHOTO BY DEF PEN/FACEBOOK
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Rapper and business mogul Jay Z has begun working on two film projects that focus on the life of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in 2012.

Working with Weinstein CO., Jay Z says he has both a feature length film and a six-part docu-series in the works, reports Entertainment Weekly.

Two books, Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The enduring Life of Trayvon Martin will act as the basis of the films.



Rest in Power was co-written by his parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, both of whom have recently declared interest in entering the political realm.  

No release dates have been announced for either project.