Taraji P. Henson Confirms She’ll Star in and Produce a Movie About Emmett Till
Henson will produce “The Emmett Till Story” and star as the slain boy’s mother, Mamie Till. Actress Taraji P. Henson (“Hidden Figures”) confirmed in an interview yesterday (January 8) that she will star in a movie about the life and murder of Emmett Till. “I am producing ‘The Emmett Till Story’ and am starring as Mamie Till,” Henson told Global Grind yesterday. “That’s one [project] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered.” She added that “Snowfall” director John Singleton will helm the film.