Whoopi Goldberg, Keith A. Beauchamp and Frederick Zollo are teaming up to produce a film about Emmett Till’s murder in 1955.
According to reports, the movie titled Till will go into production early next year. Till will be based on Beauchamp’s 2004 documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, and Simeon Wright’s Simeon’s Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till.
Emmett Till was an African American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14, after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Emmett Till was originally from Chicago and was visiting relatives in Money, Miss., when he spoke to Carolyn Byant.
Several nights later, Bryant’s husband Roy and his brother went to Till’s house. They took Emmett Till away to a barn, where they reportedly beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing the body in the river. Three days later, Emmett Till’s body was discovered.