Ron Howard to Direct Jay-Z Documentary From "Made in America" Festival
Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:55:26
Famed director (and former Happy Days star) Ron Howard will follow Jay-Z around at the rapper's two-day, Philadephia-based Made in America festival so that he can make a documentary.
Howard will shoot the film leading up to the festival, during and after. So it'll offer a real panoramic view.
The director will team up with Brian Glazer to track the festival, which takes place from Sept.1 through 2. Drake, Pearl Jam, Run-D.M.C., Skrillex and more are set to perform. So is the Hova himself.
"The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective...how he puts the event together," Glazer told a New York City paper.
"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," he also said.
Are you going to Made in America? Is Jay-Z a musical Micahel Jordan?