Whoopi Goldberg and Danielle Deadwyler to Star in Emmett Till Drama From 'Clemency' Director

Whoopi Goldberg and Danielle Deadwyler to Star in Emmett Till Drama From 'Clemency' Director
"Watchmen" star Danielle Deadwyler and Whoopi Goldberg are set to star in "Till," a drama about the aftermath of the murder of Emmett Till from the director of "Clemency," Chinonye Chukwu.

"Till" is set up at MGM's Orion Pictures, and the studio will kick off production on the film this September in Atlanta.

"Till" is about Mamie Till-Mobley, who led a pursuit for justice for her 14-year-old son Emmett Louis Till, choosing to have an open casket at her son's funeral following his gruesome murder in 1955 after he was accused of offending a white woman in a grocery store. Mamie chose to have Jet magazine publish the horrific photos at the funeral, which became a galvanizing moment that helped lead to the creation of the civil rights movement.

Deadwyler in the film will play Mamie, while Goldbergh will portray Emmett's grandmother Alma Carthan.

Chukwu also wrote the screenplay based
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