‘Till’ Trailer Debuts On What Would’ve Been Emmett Till’s 81st Birthday

The summer isn’t over yet, but already attention is starting to turn towards the fall and awards season. One film that many are expecting to be a major factor is Till, the historical biopic on the tragic murder of Emmett Till. After dropping the first poster a few days ago, MGM and Orion Pictures have now released the trailer, timed to what would be Till’s 81st birthday.

Also announced today by director Chinonye Chukwu is that Till‘s world premiere has been set for the upcoming New York Film Festival’s opening weekend.

The film stars Danielle Deadwyler (Mamie Till Mobley), Jalyn Hall (Emmett Till), Frankie Faison (John Carthan), Haley Bennett (Carolyn Bryant), Sean Patrick Thomas (Gene Mobley), John Douglas Thompson (Moses Wright) and Whoopi Goldberg (Alma Carthan). It centers on Mamie Till’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son Emmett, who in 1955 was beaten and lynched in Mississippi on the word of one white woman’s allegation.

Till opens in theaters on October 28th.

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