Showtime has won the rights to broadcast Jay Z’s star-studded documentary, “Made in America” which follows Hov for two days during his tour of the same name.
The film is getting lots of buzz since the hottest rapper in hip-hop is teamed up with one of Hollywood’s most popular directors – Ron Howard, and producer Brian Grazer – to create this project. Its debut has been scheduled for Friday, October 11—that’s a month before the film premieres on the big screen at the Toronto Film Festival Sept. 7.
“As soon as we saw this film we knew it was a perfect fit for Showtime,” Showtime’s entertainment president David Nevins said in a statement announcing the news Friday. “Ron Howard and Jay Z have crafted an inspirational portrayal of American resilience, drive and creativity, interwoven with an incredible showcase of musical talent. We are proud to bring Made in America to Showtime where it joins our impressive roster of provocative and compelling documentaries helmed by award-winning filmmakers.”
RadicalMedia and Participant Media are producing “Made In America,” which will feature performances from a diverse group of artists including Passion Pit, Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Skrillex and Kanye West, among several others.
The official trailer for “Made in America,” can be watched in the video player below.