Jay Z To Write A Comedy With Calvin Harris While Getting Sued
GET ready to do a Harry Hill style sideways glance to camera. Jay Z, Calvin Harris and Will Smith are teaming up with Irvine Welsh to create an HBO comedy about dance music.
[insert sideways glance here]
According to an official statement:
“The pitch for the new series, set in a fictional world of electronic music was developed with the help of Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris. The show has been bought by HBO and is currently in development with the pilot being penned by critically acclaimed “Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh.”
So, Irvine we know, likes to document grotty black humour with some drugs thrown at it. Will Smith has previous with all his films and Fresh Prince past. Calvin Harris… well… he put a pineapple on his head on TV once.
What about Jay Z? Well, apart from making some seriously lousy records of late, he’s getting his ass sued for $600 million.
Hova previously owned Brooklyn Jets and has been named as the defendant in a court claim by someone who claims to have trademarked the franchise name some ten years ago. Uh-oh.
Dr. Francois de Cassagnol filed the complaint in December and court documents have been unearthed which claim that the NBA, Jay Z, and developer Bruce Ratner “fraudulently conspired” to use “loopholes” in the U.S. Patent Office in order to use the name.
Does that count for comedy these days?