Will Smith And Jay-Z Will Come Together To Produce New Miniseries On Emmett Till
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Together To Produce New Miniseries On Emmett Till
HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the African American teenager who was tragically and brutally murdered in 1955 for reportedly asking a white woman on a date.
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J.W. Milam, showed up at the house of the 14-year-old teen’s great uncle and took him away, gouged out one of his eyes, shot him in the head and threw his body in the Tallahatchie River.
Till’s family had an open-casket funeral so everyone could see the brutal attack on his body.
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The pair previously teamed up for last year's remake of Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx, as well as 2009's Broadway production of Fela!
The untitled project, which hails from Kapital Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment and Roc Nation, marks a reunion between Jay-Z and Smith, who were both producers on the 2014 feature remake of “Annie.”
The miniseries also serves as a homecoming of sorts to HBO for Jay-Z, as the cabler aired his concert special with his wife, “On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z.”
In 2003 PBS produced an investigatory documentary on the Till case, “The Murder of Emmett Till.”