Here’s what Goldberg said about the new film, via Variety:

“We have waited a very long time to bring this historically necessary important film to people. And as we watch the repression of American History when it comes to people of color it makes it even that more important. I couldn’t be with better people…”

Deadwyler echoed similar sentiments of the role’s prominence, also telling Variety, “It is a gift to learn the legacy and intimacies of our ancestors, those familial and communal, as is the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, a public leader and mother of the movement.”

Till, which will primarily focus on Mamie’s decision to have an open casket for Emmett and have the heartbreaking photos by David Jackson of his deformed face published in Jet Magazine, will be directed by Chinonye Chukwu who also writes the screenplay.

Whoopi will produce in partnership with MGM’s Orion Pictures, and she’ll be joined by Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Thomas K. Levine, Michael JP Reilly and Frederick Zollo.

Till is set to begin shooting this September in Atlanta.

Source: BlackAmericaWeb