Music mogul Jay Z continues to make waves in the film industry and is on the fast track after signing a two year film and television deal with The Weinstein Company. Jay just announced his most recent project in the works will be a six hour NBC miniseries based on Army’s first African American sniper Nicholas Irving’s 2015 memoir The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers..
Irving inevitably made a reputation for himself through special ops, and earned the nickname “The Reaper” because of his confirmed body count (33). Filming is set to begin next year.
Emmy Award winning actor Sterling K. Brown, who won for NBC miniseries The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, will star as Irving. Irving posted a screenshot on Twitter, of himself and Brown video chatting may have confirmed the casting. In February of last year The Weinstein Company had acquired the television rights to make a miniseries out of Irving’s autobiography. That following month NBC then picked up the miniseries from Weinstein.
Jay Z also is producing another project coming out soon HBO Miniseries “Emmett Till”. He is teaming up with Hollywood veteran Will Smith for production. The series will be based on the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled The Civil Rights Movement by Devery Anderson.