Taraji P. Henson set for Emmett Till biopic

Directed by Boys N The Hood director John Singleton.

Taraji P. Henson set for Emmett Till biopic Taraji P. Henson at Build Studio on January 9, 2018 in New York City.   Michael Loccisano/Getty

Taraji P. Henson has signed on to produce and star in an Emmett Till biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Henson, who starred in Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures in 2016, will play Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, in the movie based on the teenager's racially motivated torture and murder in Mississippi in 1955. John Singleton (Boyz N The Hood, Snowfall) is attached to direct.

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Speaking to Global Grind about the project, Henson said: "I've been passionate about [the movie] since Trayvon Martin was murdered."

Henson's latest movie, Proud Mary, is in cinemas now.

January 12, 2018
Taraji P. Henson set for Emmett Till biopic