We are happy to announce two exciting upcoming projects from BAFTA winning composer Abel Korzeniowski.
Abel is currently scoring writer, director, and double Golden Globe nominated actress Frances O’Connor’s directorial debut, Emily, an imagining of famed writer Emily Bronte’s origin story.
Starring BAFTA nominee Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Fionn Whitehead, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Alexandra Dowling, Amelia Gething , Gemma Jones and Adrian Dunbar, Emily tells the “transformative, exhilarating, and uplifting journey to womanhood of a rebel and a misfit, one of the world’s most famous, enigmatic, and provocative writers.”
Emily was first announced during virtual Cannes, and has been sold to Warner Brothers in the UK.
Abel will also be scoring director Chinonye Chukwu’s upcoming MGM/Orion feature Till. The film “follows Mamie Till-Mobley, whose pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son Emmett Louis Till became a galvanizing moment that helped lead to the creation of the civil rights movement. Mamie’s decision to have an open casket at Emmett’s funeral, and to have Jet magazine publish David Jackson’s funeral photos, was driven by her motivation to ensure people everywhere knew what had happened to her son.”
The film stars Danielle Deadwyler, and Whoopi Goldberg (who is also a producer of the film), Jalyn Hall, and Frankie Faison.
Chukwu stated that she is “honored to be partnering with MGM’s Orion Pictures and an incredible producing team in telling a story that will delve deeply into the humanities of Mamie and Emmett, the love and joy they shared, and the activist consciousness that grows within Mamie as she seeks justice for her son. I’m thrilled to be working with Danielle, a powerhouse of an actor, who will bring a brilliant complexity and groundedness to her portrayal of Mamie. And it is a dream come true to be working with the legendary Whoopi Goldberg, especially in telling this story.”
The film is now in production and coincides with what would have been Emmett Till’s 80th birthday.