The teenager lost his life in 2012 when Neighbourhood Watch zealot George Zimmerman mistook Trayvon for a burglar and shot him during a scuffle in Florida.

According to, the 99 Problems hitmaker and Weinstein have acquired the rights to the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin, and they are planning to develop a six-episode docuseries - with Jay Z serving as producer.

Moviemakers at The Weinstein Company are also developing a film about the late teenager.

Jay Z signed a two-year film and TV deal with The Weinstein Company last year (16). He co-produced TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, a TV docuseries about a young black man who committed suicide after serving three years at the notorious Riker's Island prison in New York, even though he was never convicted of allegedly stealing a backpack.