Jay-Z. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jay-Z. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jay-Z Teams Up With Ron Howard For Concert Movie

by Music-News.com on August 16, 2012

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Brian Grazer is making a movie about Jay-Z because he is ‘the king’.

Jay-Z. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Jay-Z. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Producer Brian is teaming up with director Ron Howard to film Jay-Z’s Made in America musical festival in Philadelphia next month. The Oscar-winning pair decided to work on the project because they are fascinated by Jay-Z’s influence over the music industry.

‘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,’ Brian told New York Post’s Page Six.

The festival will take place on September 1 and 2. A number of top artists are scheduled to perform, including Jay-Z, Drake, Run DMC, D’Angelo, Chris Cornell, Skrillex, Janelle Monáe, Pearl Jam, Rita Ora and Jill Scott.

The movie will go behind the scenes, following Jay-Z and his involvement with the festival.

‘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,’ Brian explained.

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