Jay Z to Co-Produce Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In the Heights’ Film Adaptation

Jay Z will be one of six people who will produce Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakout musical In the Heights, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2008. The news was announced by renowned film producer Harvey Weinstein during his pre-Oscars party on Sunday.In the Heights tells the story of characters from a predominantly Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. “I’m excited to tell stories from real-life prophets, whom through their struggles have changed the world for the better, and others whose stories are filled with fantasy and delight,” commented Jay back in September last year.Jay Z

Jay Z has also signed a two-year contract with the Weinstein Company to develop movies and TV series, expanding his role in the film industry