Working Woman Wednesday: Taraji P. Henson To Produce & Star in Upcoming Film About Emmett Till’s Life

Actress Taraji P. Henson has recently confirmed that she will be starring and producing an upcoming film about Emmett Till’s life and murder.

Henson tells Global Grind,

We don’t have a start date yet but I am producing ‘The Emmett Till Story’ and I’m starring as Mamie Till. She goes on to say how passionate she’s been about the project since the murder of Trayvon Martin.

For those of you that don’t know, Emmett Till was a 14-year-old boy, who was gruesomely murdered for whistling at a white woman and for that very reason he was drug out of his home, beaten and shot to death. His suspected killers were acquitted by an all-white jury in just over an hour.

John Singleton will be directing the film so you know for sure there will be no epic fails there!

Well we are all for it and excited to see what Taraji has to bring to the big screen. You Gooooo Girl!

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