Looking for cred he just can't seem to earn through Tom Hanks, Russell Crowe, or Cocoon, Ron Howard is teaming up with Jay-Z to make a film about the hip hop entrepreneur's upcoming Made in America music festival.
Howard's frequent producing partner Brian Grazer reportedly broke the news to Page Six, saying that he'll be producing with record exec Steve Stoute and Jay, with Howard directing the film "through Jay-Z's perspective . . . how he puts the event together." The festival is being held at the start of next month, and will feature eclectic acts like Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Dirty Projectors, Miike Snow, Odd Future, Drake, and the obligatory Skrillex. Just think how dramatic performances are going to feel once Howard gets a Hans Zimmer score on there.
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