Taraji P. Henson set for Emmett Till biopic

Directed by Boys N The Hood director John Singleton.

January 12, 2018
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.

Taraji P. Henson set for Emmett Till biopic