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Taraji P. Henson to Star In & Produce Emmett Till Biopic

Taraji P. Henson to Star In & Produce Emmett Till Biopic

Taraji P. Henson is gearing up for her new movie role!

The 47-year-old Proud Mary star is attached to star in and produce the upcoming period pic based on Emmett Till, the 14-yer-old black teenager from Chicago who was abducted and brutally killed by two white men while in Mississippi in 1955, THR reports.

Taraji is set to play the teen’s mom Mamie Till-Mobley who decided to make her son’s funeral open casket, even though he was brutally mutilated in the murder. An all-white jury later acquitted the killers, even though they confessed to the murder.

‘s production company TPH Productions will be producing the film.

No word yet when the film will begin production.

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  • sheigh

    Can’t wait!

  • Danae

    Aiming at 2019 Academy Awards, I guess.

  • Ammy

    Euronet Worldwide fired Christine Ortega in Waco but Christine now makes $11360 working with Aleris from home

    ———— CashSkillsJobSeeThis

  • Mrs. Freeze

    There won’t be 10 people that go see this.

  • gwen

    That’s where you are wrong. Why are you so racist, Truthsayer?

  • Mrs. Freeze

    What’s racist about my comment?

  • gwen

    Truthsayer/Cool Boots, you know exactly what was racist about your comment! Too funny. So after you posted from the Mrs Freeze account you then logged into the account you made in Harryetcraig’s name!

  • ShellBell

    It’s a good story to be made public but those who did it are all dead now as far as I am aware and have escaped punishment even though the girl who made the claim admitted it was a lie.