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Trayvon Martin documentary series, movie in the works from Jay Z, Weinstein Company

Thursday - 23/03/2017 21:40
Both the docuseries and the movie will be based on books about Martin’s death
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Jay Z and the Weinstein Company have teamed up for a documentary series about Trayvon Martin.

The collaboration will create both a six-part miniseries and a feature film about the 17-year-old who was shot and killed in Florida in 2012, according to Variety.

Both the docuseries and the movie will be based on books about Martin’s death: “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It” by Lisa Bloom and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” by Martin’s parents, Sybrina and Tracy.

George Zimmerman was acquited of second-degree murder in July 2013 under the stand-your-ground law.

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The 17-year-old was shot and killed in Florida in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was acquited.
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The Weinstein Company previously distributed “Fruitvale Station,” the 2013 biographical film about Oscar Grant, an unarmed black man shot and killed in 2009 by a Bay Area Rapid Transit officer in Oakland.

Jay Z was also behind the 2017 “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,” a six-part miniseries about the Bronx high school student who was imprisoned for three years — including two in solitary confinement at Rikers — without a trial after being accused of stealing a backpack.

He committed suicide two years after his release.

 

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