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Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Team Up w/ Jay-Z To Produce HBO Comedy Starring DJ Calvin Harris

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 22, 2014 at 1:18PM

Will & Jada Pinkett Smith Team Up w/ Jay-Z To Produce HBO Comedy Starring DJ Calvin Harris
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With Annie on its way to theaters this December, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith and Jay-Z are teaming up again, but this time for a project heading to the small screen.


Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris

Set up at HBO, what will be a half-hour comedy, starring Calvin Harris, a Scottish DJ and record producer, will take place in the world of electronic music.

To be titled Higher, the project will be scripted by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), although specific story details are underwraps for now.

The 30-year-old Calvin Harris (birth name, Adam Richard Wiles) holds the record for the most top ten hits from one studio album on the UK Singles Chart, with nine hits. And according to Forbes, Harris was the highest paid DJ of 2013, grossing an estimated $46 million.

So I guess he's kind of a big deal... even though I'd never heard of him until today.

The producer trio (Will, Jada, Jay-Z) previously teamed up to help push Shola Lynch's Free Angela feature documentary, as well as the Fela! musical on Broadway, by signing up as executive producers.

Their next collaboration, Annie, opens December 19, 2014, just in time for the Christmas holiday.

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