Jay-Z & Will Smith Set To Produce Series On Women’s Civil Rights Movement

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Aside from being the first hip hop billionaire, Jay-Z has continued to rapidly progress outside of music. Just a few weeks after it was announced that Jay would be producing the upcoming Netflix movie, The Harder They Fall, he’s looking to add on to his catalog in production.

According to Deadline, Jay is looking to team up with Will Smith for another project called Women Of The Movement that will showcase the civil rights movement from the experience of women. The project will reportedly be handled by ABC and will be produced by Marissa Jo Cerar, Jay, Will and Aaron Kaplan.

The first eight episodes of the series are inspired by Emmett Till and will show the perspective of his mother, Mamie Till, who looked for justice after his brutal killing in 1955. Till’s mother’s work allowed for his son to have an open casket that showed the beating he suffered prior to his death. Till’s death ultimately became a tipping point for the civil rights movement in the United States.

There’s no set date set for the release of Jay-Z and Will Smith’s series.

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