Jay-Z is headed to the big screen with the Paramount Classics documentary "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. The rapper is the star, narrator and an executive producer of the film,

Jay-Z is headed to the big screen with the Paramount Classics documentary "Fade to Black," which opens Nov. 5 in U.S. theaters. The rapper is the star, narrator and an executive producer of the film, which centers on his all-star concert Nov. 25, 2003, at New York's Madison Square Garden.

Guests in the concert footage include Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Foxy Brown, the Illadelphonics and ?uestlove of the Roots. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Slick Rick, Damon Dash and producer Rick Rubin are among the celebrities featured in the movie, which will include backstage footage.


Pat Paulson and Michael John Warren directed the film. Jay-Z's production company, Marcy Projects Productions, produced it, along with production company @radical.media.

Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has previously appeared in the 2002 movies "State Property" and "Paper Soldiers." His big-screen debut was in the 2000 documentary "Backstage," which chronicled the 1999 "Hard Knock Life" tour, which he headlined along with DMX.

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