Ron Howard Is Directing a Movie Starring Jay-Z Right Now

Ron Howard Is Directing a Movie Starring Jay-Z Right Now

Aug 15, 2012

The "Made in America" music festival is a huge concert featuring several artists that's set to invade Philadelphia on September 1 and 2. Orchestrated by Jay-Z, the lineup features artists like Drake, Pearl Jam, Rick Ross, Run-DMC, Odd Future, Skrillex and more, and this year they'll have someone else joining the event: director Ron Howard and his producing partner Brian Grazer.

The NY Post reports that Howard will be directing a concert documentary covering the festival that'll be "born through Jay-Z's perspective... how he puts the event together," said Grazer, who's producing. We imagine shooting has already begun leading up to the festival itself, with most of it taking place the weekend of the fest. Assuming the doc hits theaters, this will be the second theatrical documentary starring Jay-Z (2004's Fade to Black had a small release), though we're still waiting for Jay to return to acting and follow up 2002's State Property, which saw the rapper play a character named Untouchable J. We know it's one of your favorites. Grazer told the Post, "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.”

No word on release plans or whether the doc will be in 3D, but we should expect it sometime in 2013. 

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