Till stars Danielle Deadwyler, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison and Whoopi Goldberg (who is also a producer), and tells the story of Mamie Till-Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, after he is lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi. Till-Mobley’s decision to hold an open-coffin funeral for her son forced the country to grapple with the oppression experienced by Black Americans and increased support for the Civil Rights movement.
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.”
Till will have its world premiere at the 60th New York Film Festival, and is set to release in theaters October 14th 2022.
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