Jay-Z's Made In America Festival To Be Directed By Ron Howard

29 August 2012, 10:57 | Updated: 29 August 2012, 11:08

The Hollywood star will join Academy Award winning producer Brian Gazer to film the rappers upcoming weekend event.

Jay-Z's upcoming Made In America music festival is set to be made into a film directed by esteemed visionary Ron Howard.

The Hollywood star and director of such films as A Beautiful Mind, The Grinch and Frost/Nixon will go behind the camera for the '99 Problems' rapper when the event takes place this weekend.

Speaking about the project, Ron told The Hollywood Reporter that the movie will be "a reflection of the fabric of what it means to be Made in America - what the festival represents, why Jay is doing it and how he relates to each artist."

Acts such as Pearl Jam, Skrillex and Rick Ross will headline the music event – held in Philadelphia.

Beyonce was recently rumored to be also making a surprise appearance on stage at her husband's show.

Producer Brian Grazer, who is also on board for Ron's film, recently told Rolling Stone that the film will chart the importance of the rapper to this generation.

You can view a picture of Ron Howard below:

"The film is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective, how he puts the event together and creates this musical event that defies all genres," he admitted. "We will home in on the meaning of the festival and how Jay-Z has become a voice and icon for this generation."

Meanwhile, Jay was recently rumoured to be suing his former personal chef for loss of earnings concerning his 40/40 New York restaurant.

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