MGM Studios has released the official trailer for the heartbreaking story of Emmett Till.
This comes after nearly 70 years following the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, who was 14 years at that time.
The forthcoming biopic is about Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley’s fight for justice after her son’s killing.
Till was kidnapped, tortured, and killed by a group of white men in August 1955, following an accusation of making improper advances toward a white woman, Carolyn Bryant Donham, while at a market in Mississippi. The sad incident happened when he was visiting his family in the Mississippi Delta region.
The biopic is scheduled to hit select theatres on October 14, followed by a nationwide release on October 28.
TILL stars Danielle Deadwyler (The Harder They Fall) as Till’s mother. “The lynching of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us anywhere in the world had better be the business of us all,” she told a crowd in the trailer.
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency), the film was co-written by Chukwu, along with Michael Reilly and Keith Beauchamp.
The cast includes Whoopi Goldberg, Frankie Faison, Jalyn Hall, Jayme Lawson, Kevin Carroll, Tosin Cole, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Haley Bennett.
TILL will also premiere at the New York Film Festival.
“I’m incredibly proud and excited to premiere my film Till at the 60th New York Film Festival. As a filmmaker, to be embraced by NYFF for this particular feature and to have the opportunity to screen Till for youth nationwide is exhilarating,” Chukwu said, according to Variety.
Watch the official trailer below.