If you are unaware of Emmett Till's story he was a 14 year old African American boy who was brutally and unfairly murdered. His death ignited the civil rights movement and thanks to the queen Taraji P. Henson his story will be told on the big screen.
Via The Shade Room:
The actress tells @GlobalGrind, “We don’t have a start date yet, but the deal definitely has been done. That’s one [film] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered.”
As of now the film will be titled "The Emmett Till Story," which could change as the movie progresses forward. Taraji P. Henson is set to play Emmett Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. Along side Taraji producing and acting, John Singleton will be directing the film.
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet _______________________________________ #EmmettTill, who was gruesomely murdered at age 14 and provided a catalyst for the civil rights movement, is finally getting his moment on the big screen thanks to #TarajiPHenson. She will be producing and starting in a film about the young boy's precious life. _______________________________________ The actress tells @GlobalGrind, "We don’t have a start date yet, but the deal definitely has been done. That’s one [film] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered.” At the moment, the film is titled The Emmett Till Story and Henson will play the slain child's mother Mamie Till-Mobley. _______________________________________ John Singleton will be—(View more at TheShadeRoom.Com!) ????: @gettyimages