As a result of The Weinstein Company’s firing of Harvey Weinstein on Oct. 8 for sexual harassment claims, super mogul JAY-Z is reportedly considering to purchase the co-founder’s 23% interest left behind.
While the two previously worked together on the ‘TIME: The Kalief Browder Story‘ and more recently on an upcoming Trayvon Martin miniseries, sources tell TMZ that Jay is looking to expand upon his first-look film deal with the company.
Furthermore, multiple sources claim Hov along with several other investors — including a notable movie producer and a billionaire — have their eyes on Weinstein’s 23 percent interest within the company.
Additionally, Jay’s working relationship with TWC and Harvey includes his first-look deal which includes his produced movie TKBS and his upcoming miniseries slated for production about Trayvon Martin.
In addition to the latter miniseries, Jay’s upcoming projects also include an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s In The Heights, a Richard Pryor biopic and a program exploring race in America hosted by the Brooklyn rapper himself.
And rightfully so, sources say Mr. Carter wishes to continue his relationship with the company and to grow.
Moreover, with Harvey out of the picture, he’s wanting parts on a substantial equity stake Weinstein’s left behind.
Additionally, neither TWC nor Jay/representatives have yet to comment.
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