The bidding war is over and , Jay Z and the Weinstein Company are teaming up for a docuseries and full-length narrative feature about the late Trayvon Martin. Jay and Weinstein,who just brought us critically acclaimed TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, a six-part docuseries have acquired the rights to the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, Variety reported Thursday.
Back in 2014,NBC Newsanalyst Lisa Bloom book Suspicion Nation, takes a closer look at “the six biggest mistakes” the state of Florida made with what Bloom’s called a “winnable case.” Rest in Power was written by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, and recounts his childhood and the movement inspired by the eventual acquittal of George Zimmerman.
The plan, Variety said, is for Jay and Weinstein to develop both a six-part docuseries and a narrative feature film. The partnership is part of a first-look deal Jay inked with the Weinstein Company in September.