Jay-Z’s Made in America Festival will be the subject of a film by director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer. As The New York Post reports, the Oscar-winning duo (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) and co-producers @radical.media will document the three-day music festival for a 2013 release.
“The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation,” Grazer told the publication. “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. 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.”
As previously reported, the festival takes place at Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park over Labor Day weekend. The lineup includes Jay-Z, Pearl Jam, D’Angelo, Skrillex, Rick Ross, Passion Pit, Santigold, Miike Snow, Odd Future, Janelle Monáe, and Dirty Projectors. You can see the full lineup at our Festival Outlook page. Tickets remain on sale via the festival’s website.