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August 19, 2012

Ron Howard to stalk Jay-Z for 'Made In America' documentary

Director/actor will film Jay's two day festival in Philadelphia

Ron Howard to stalk Jay-Z for 'Made In America' documentary

The Da Vinci Code director Ron Howard will stalk Jay-Z at his two-day 'Made In America' festival for a new documentary.

Howard, who rose to fame as Richie Cunningham in 1970's US TV smash Happy Days, will be behind the camera as he films the lead up to the festival, the event itself and its aftermath.

The director will team up with Brain Grazer, who produced the Katy Perry: Part Of Me documentary, to document the festival which takes place on September 1-2 . The diverse line-up includes Drake, Pearl Jam, Run-DMC, Skrillex and Jay-Z himself.

Speaking to the New York Post, Grazer confirmed: "The festival showcases 20 pre-eminent artists that speak to the new generation. I am producing the film with Steve Stoute and Jay. Ron is directing. It is going to be born through Jay-Z's perspective...how he puts the event together."

He added: "Jay stayed the king for a very long time...I can't even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan."

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Howard will make his return to acting by appearing in the new series of Arrested Development. Filming of the fourth series of the cult comedy show is currently underway in Los Angeles.

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