/  11.27.2020

JAY-Z is set to produce a film adaptation of Dwayne Alexander Smith’s novel Forty Acres for Netflix. The movie has been described as a cross between Jordan Peele’s Get Out and Tom Cruise’s 1993 movie, The Firm. JAY’s addition to the production team follows his work on The Harder They Fall, which will star Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Lakeith Stanfield and Regina King.

According to Deadline, Forty Acres follows a Civil Rights attorney fighting for his life after he’s invited to join an elite Black organization with a “mind-blowing” secret. Hov will join forces with James Lassiter, Aaron Kaplan, Niles Kirchner and Bill Strauss as producers on the picture, while Luke Cage creator Cheo Hodari Coker is on board as a writer.

The book’s author, Smith, will also executive produce Forty Acres, along with Mike Epps and Dana Honor.

Lassiter, who also teamed up with JAY on The Harder They Fall, is known for his work with Will Smith. The longtime film partners have spawned blockbusters like The Pursuit of HappynessI Am Legend, Seven Pounds and I, Robot.

JAY has also embarked on other business ventures this month. The “Entrepreneur” rapper recently invested in the fitness startup CLMBR. The move arrived shortly after his wife, Beyoncé, partnered with Peloton to create homecoming-inspired workouts.

“We are excited to work with JAY-Z and Novak to bring the best modality in fitness to consumers,” CLMBR CEO Avrum Elmakis announced at the time.

Hov also launched his own cannabis brand, Monogram, late last month.


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