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Taraji P. Henson to produce and star in Emmett Till film

Taraji P. Henson to produce and star in Emmett Till film

Taraji P. Henson to produce and star in Emmett Till film

NEW ROLE: Taraji P. Henson (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

TARAJI.P Henson announced that she will star in and produce a forthcoming film on Emmett Till.

Henson, who’s currently promoting her film Proud Mary, revealed the news during an interview with Global Grind.

“We don’t have a start date yet, but the deal has been done,” Henson explained, mentioning that the the project is one that she’s been “passionate about” since the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The Emmett Till story will be produced by Henson’s company, TPH Productions, and directed by John Singleton. Henson is set to portray Till’s mother Mamie Till-Mobley in the film.

With the massive success Henson has had over the past few years with Empire, Think Like a Man, and Hidden Figures, the announcement of this project comes as a pleasant surprise to Hensons’s filmography.

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Posted on: 11/01/2018 04:00 PM

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