Jay Z begins production on two film projects about Trayvon Martin


  • Jay-Z, Beyonce and the Martin Family photo by Def Pen/Facebook
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.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.