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Whoopi Goldberg Producing Movie on Emmett Till

19 August 2015 9:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Whoopi Goldberg, Keith A. Beauchamp and Frederick Zollo are teaming up to produce a film about Emmett Till’s murder in 1955.

The film, titled “Till,” will go into production early next year. In addition to Goldberg, Beauchamp and Zollo, producers also include Thomas K. Levine, Paul Kurta and Susan Rose.

Till, 14, was tortured and lynched on Aug. 28, 1955, after reportedly whistling at a white woman while visiting relatives in Money, Miss. His murder ignited the Civil Rights Movement.

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.” Beauchamp’s film led the U.S. government to reopen the Till case in 2007.

Producers are launching a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for the production.

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