Will Smith, Jay Z to Produce Emmett TIll Miniseries

Will Smith/Jay Z - Emmett Till Miniseries

Will Smith and Jay Z are pairing up again to produce a miniseries about Emmett Till.

Emmett Till was a Black teen who was brutally murdered at the age of 14 in Mississippi while on a family visit. He was accused of flirting with a white woman and killed by her husband and his brother.

The story of Emmett Till is an emotional and racially charged one, playing a role in the Civil Rights Movement. Bringing his story on screen could have an effect similar to Fruitvale Station, which had many viewers in tears upon watching.

Will Smith and Jay Z have worked together before on the film Annie. There are no writers on board yet. The miniseries is due to air on HBO.


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