It is with great pleasure to announce our newest venture in collaboration with HBO, a mini series illustrating the life of Emmett Till. Rosanna Grace and myself established a production company, Serendipity Film Group. Our goal is to produce stories that inspire, challenge, encourage, comfort and bear witness to our common humanity.
As announced on Deadline, Steven Caple Jr., writer and director of The Land, has been chosen to write the mini series. The script will be based on the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled The Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson.
Steven Caple Jr.
The series will bring to light the tragic story of this 14-year-old black teen, who was murdered after he was caught allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955. Unbeknownst to the murderers, this incident would turn into one of the greatest catalysts to project the civil rights movement into existence. It was Emmett Till’s story that inspired Rosa Parks to refuse to move to the back of the bus.
Along with Serendipity Film Group, the project is being executive produced by Roc Nation’s Jay-Z, Jay Brown and Ty Ty Smith, Overbrook Entertainment’s Will Smith and James Lassiter, Kapital Entertainment’s Aaron Kaplan, The Affleck Middleton Project’s Casey Affleck and John Middleton, Alex Foster and David Clark. Associate Producers Brad Johnson and Brian Vance.
Get updates on this mini series through NicoleTab.com.