Jay Z & Will Smith are combining forces to create a miniseries on HBO centering around Emmett Till. The timing feels right for a project like this to be shared to younger generations who didn’t experience or were aware of this when it happened, especially amidst paralleled tragedies today. The premise/details via Complex:
The pair are behind an upcoming miniseries that will tell the tragic story of Emmett Till, the 14 your-old African-American teen who was murdered and mutilated in 1955 in Mississippi for merely talking to a Caucasian girl. Till’s murderers were acquitted, despite admitting to the murder later. The project is currently untitled, with no writers nor talent attached.
If you had nothing to do Saturday night, you were actually in luck. HBO aired their ‘On The Run’ tour documentary that featured the entire 2+ hour final show in Paris just last week. I jumped in a third of the way through and marveled at the show’s presentation, both by Bey & Jay themselves, their entire fashion and ensemble, and the editing by HBO (all the slow mo shots were sweet).
Below is an official full-length clip of the show’s finale — a mix of “Young Forever” and “Halo” set to a montage of home video style photos and clips of the two’s private life that will leave you with the warmest of hearts afterward. It was seriously perfect, so much so in fact that I was speechless as I live tweeted the show. Watch below, and in case you were out or want to relive the show again, it’s available in full on HBOGo.
Airing September 20th, HBO is bringing you the On The Run Tour to your homes as their capture of the Paris stop of the Carters’ summer run is now teased in epic fashion above. Really cool, as you’d expect. The best of the best filming, as I saw throughout…
For our hometown readers, check out some official flicks of the Tour’s stop at Soldier Field from the other night — here.
ICYMI: Beyonce “Crazy In Love (Remix)” previewed and premiered in ’50 Shades of Grey’ trailer
Late last week, I posted the news that HBO is planning a September special on the Jay Z & Beyonce ‘On The Run’ Tour. Well, they’re quick on the promo for it by releasing this first, 30 second teaser trailer. Nothin’ special, but for fans of the Carters, this will definitely be worth tuning in.