Upset you can't make it to Jay-Z's "Made in America" music festival happening in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend? You'll have to be patient, but take heart: Ron Howard will be capturing the event for a film set to be released in 2013.
In a partnership with event sponsor Anheuser-Busch, Howard ("Apollo 13," "The Da Vinci Code") will direct the film and Brian Grazer ("J. Edgar," "Friday Night Lights"), Steve Stoute ("8 Mile") and Jay-Z will produce, according to a statement.
Taking place September 1 and 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, Pa. the festival will feature a line-up of artists including Pearl Jam, Janelle Monae, Run DMC, Calvin Harris, The Hives, Skrillex, Rick Ross and organizer Jay-Z. It will be the first time Run DMC will perform together since their longtime DJ, Jam Master Jay, was murdered in 2002.
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Howard says in the statement that the movie "will not be a concert film." Instead it will be a "reflection of the 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.”
“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," Grazer added. "We will home in on the meaning of the festival and how Jay-Z has become a voice and icon for this generation."
Check NBCPhiladelphia.com for more "Made in America" information and news updates.