Skyland Pictures and FireRock Bay Pictures are set to produce a film based on the play “The Face of Emmett Till”. Filming begins in Chicago and Mississippi in early 2016.
The story deals with the 1955 lynching murder of Till, a 14-year-old who was visiting relatives in Missouri when he was tortured and murdered after reportedly whistling at a white woman. Till’s murder ignited the Civil Rights Movement.
James Moll is attached to direct from a script by David Barr III and David Scott Hay, based on the play that Barr III and Mamie Till-Mobley penned. Anthony Miller, Brynn Lucas and Michael Popek will produce.
This is the second recent announcement of a film based on Emmett Till’s life, the other being “Death of Innocence” which Shatterglass Films and Chaz Ebert announced last week.