Jay Z & Will Smith to Produce HBO Miniseries About Emmett Till


Jay Z and Will Smith are teaming up to produce an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till.

Aaron Kaplan, Jay Brown and James Lassiter will also executive produce the project alongside Jay Z and Will.

In 1955, Emmett was 14 years old visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was kidnapped and brutally murdered by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for allegedly whistling at a white woman. His face and body were so badly mutilated that his mother insisted on having an open-casket funeral to show the world what had happened to her son.

The project is currently untitled.

[via Variety]

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