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While promoting her new movie, Proud Mary, Taraji P. Henson revealed she is producing and will star in a film about Emmett Till.

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What’s even sweeter is John Singleton will direct the project.

Taraji told Global Grind, “We don’t have a start date yet, but the deal definitely has been done. That’s one [film] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered.”

The 47-year-old actress will play the Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of the 14-year-old Emmett, who was brutally murdered by white men for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

Watch the clip below.



I’m so looking forward to this project.

Proud Mary hits theaters on Friday, January 12.