Jay-Z to produce new Netflix thriller ‘Forty Acres’

American Rapper Jay-Z is gearing up to produce a film adaptation of Dwayne Alexander Smith’s novel Forty Acres for Netflix.

After producing the all-Black western The Harder They Fall, Jay is now teaming up with Luke Cage creator Cheo Hodari Coker for what is being described as a cross between The Firm and Get Out.

Smith’s novel follows a Civil Rights lawyer who must fight for survival when he’s invited to join an elite black organisation with a mind-blowing secret.

Coker will join Jay as a producer along with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and James Lassiter, who also produced The Harder They Fall.

Author Smith will executive produce alongside comedian Mike Epps, Niles Kirchner, Bill Strauss and Kapital’s Dana Honor.

No further details have been shared as the project is still in early development at Netflix.