#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 directing this film so you know it’s going to be done justice! We need to celebrate our civil rights heroes more especially with the way inequality is STILL set up! SMH!
TSR STAFF: Talia O. @theclosetratchet on IG