It has now been revealed Jay-Z is preparing to produce an upcoming thriller titled Forty Acres.
According to Deadline, the thriller will be released on Netflix and is a film adaptation of Dwayne Alexander Smith’s novel of the same name The film has been described as a “cross between “The Firm and Get Out”.
Deadline wrote: “Forty Acres follows a civil rights attorney who must fight for survival when he’s invited to join an elite Black organization with a mind-blowing secret; the thriller is described as being a cross between The Firm and Get Out. “
Jay-Z is set to produce the film alongside Niles Kirchner, James Lassiter, Bill Straus and Aaron Kaplan. The movie is said to be in the early stages of development.
News of Jay-Z’s role in the creation of Forty Acres comes after the legendary rapper recently co-produced an all-Black western with Lassiter named The Harder They Fall.