George Floyd’s 10-Year-Old Daughter Ginna To Executive Produce His Upcoming Biopic

by Grace Somes
George Floyd and daughter Ginna Floyd || Image credit: @george.floyd

George Floyd’s family is planning to make a biopic about his life and legacy four years after his murder by a Minneapolis police officer sparked a racial reckoning and a movement against police brutality.

The 46-year-old Floyd was killed on May 25, 2020, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and forced to lie face-down on the street. 

Floyd was apprehended by Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill.

While suffocating, Floyd repeatedly called out, “I can’t breathe,” which became a powerful slogan of the racial justice movement.

During his trial in 2021, Chauvin was found guilty of three counts of murder: second-degree, third-degree, and second-degree manslaughter

Chauvin was given a sentence of more than 20 years in prison the following year for depriving Floyd of his constitutional rights. Three additional Minneapolis police officers were found guilty of breaking the same criminal civil rights statute by a federal jury.

Floyd’s daughter and mother, Gianna Floyd and Roxie Washington, will serve as executive producers of the film Daddy Changed the World. 

The project is presently trying to locate a director. Radar Pictures, known for credits such as ‘Jumanji’ (2017), ‘Pitch Black’ (2000), and ‘The Last Samurai’ (2003), along with 8 Queens Film & Media Production and Night Fox Entertainment, are set to produce the new feature film.

The movie’s announcement was made just a few days before May 25, 2020, the tragic fourth anniversary of George Floyd’s death.

Gregory R. Anderson (“Stomp the Yard”) will write the screenplay for the movie, which will capture the life of the man whose murder in 2020 sparked a global racial reckoning and fueled the movement against police brutality. 

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