The tragic story of Emmett Till will always be heralded as an example of the depths of the evils rampant throughout the history of the United States. At 14 years old, Till was brutally beat and murdered by a group of white men in Missisippi following allegations he offended a white woman.
The news story caught national attention as his mother, Mamie Till Mobley held an open casket funeral service, allowing the world can see her sons mutilated body highlighting the trauma black citizens are faced at the hands of their white counterparts. Taraji P Henson and John Singleton are ensuring this story never fades by bringing it to the screen.
Henson revealed during an interview with GlobalGrind that the project has not yet been given a start date but The Emmett Till story is confirmed. John Singleton will direct the historically based film which will chronicle the short life of Emmit Till and it’s heartbreaking end. Henson will play the role of Emmett Till’s mother.
“I’ve been passionate about this one since Trayvon Martin was murdered” remarks Henson.
Vanity Fair initially reported the upcoming film along with two other projects created to tell the story of Emmett Till, February 2017.