Taraji P. Henson has revealed that she will be not only starring but, producing a film based on the murder of Emmett Till. 14-year-old Till was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after a white woman claimed that he had offended her in her family’s grocery store. His brutal death, sparked the next phase of the Civil Rights Movement.
Speaking to GlobalGrind‘s Bloxilla, Henson said, “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.”