The Hollywood dream team of Brian Grazer and Ron Howard (yes American Graffiti/Opie from Andy Griffith Ron Howard) have been enlisted to produce a Jay-Z documentary, according to the NY Post. Specifically, Howard will direct and Grazer will co-produce–along with Jay’s biz guru Steve Stoute–a documentary on the rap mogul’s Made In America live music festival, taking place in Philly the first week of September. Grazer told the post that the film will actually be shot from a Hova’s eye point of view as he puts the whole thing together. Grazer also gave Hov the most unequivocal of co-signs, saying:
“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.“
This news comes, of course, on the heels of an announcement that the bits of Watch The Throne documentary footage that leaked long back are from an official WTT doc to be released by Will & Jada-Pinkett Smith‘s Overbrook Entertainment. That one will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Sept. 9. Taken together with the Grazer/Howard project Jay’s overall message to young america seems to be: Yes We Cannes.