Without question, an Emmett Till biopic could dominate awards season, given the still too relevant subject matter. Today, MGM released a trailer for Till, their attempt to do his story justice. Directed by Chinonye Chukwu, the film will tell the true story of Mamie Till Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler) and her relentless pursuit of justice for her son, Emmett Till, who was lynched in 1955 while visiting cousins in Mississippi. The cast also includes Whoopi Goldberg, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Haley Bennett.
Also announced today, according to The Hollywood Reporter, is that Till will play at the New York Film Festival. Said to be playing on opening weekend, it could be the Opening Night Selection, or it could just be a part of the fest, launching prior to that at a spot like the Telluride Film Festival.
Here now is the Trailer for Till:
Till opens in theaters on October 14th