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Taraji P. Henson Is Set To Produce & Star In The Emmett Till Biopic [Video]

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Taraji P. Henson has just announced that she will be producing and starring in a film about the murder of Emmett Till. She is coming together with director John Singleton for the project.

The announcement was made during her interview with GlobalGrind, the actress says:

“We don’t have a start sate yet, but the deal definitely has been done. That’s one [film] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered.”

According to Paste Magazine, Henson will be playing Till’s mother, the late Mamie Till-Mobley, in the tentatively titled The Emmett Till Story.

Check out what she had to say here:

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