Whoopi Goldberg is teaming with Keith A. Beauchamp and Frederick Zollo to bring the Emmett Till story to life.
The project in the making is named Till. It’s based on Keith Beuchamp’s documentary, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, and Simeon Wright’s Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till.
Whoopi explained on Variety,
“Emmett Till’s brutal death at the hands of ignorant, brutish people exposes the Jim Crow-era South that gave the implicit OK to uphold that kind of racism without any real fear of repercussions. Today, the return of rampant, unchallenged racism cries out for the telling of Emmett Till’s story again.”
This film is coming at a pivotal time where the African American community has been stirred by a serious of killing of unarmed black men and women. We have no doubt that Till will speak to all audiences.