Chaz Elbert, the widow of Roger Ebert, is working on producing a film about Emmet Till and his mother, his death, and the aftermath. According to Deadline, the film will adapt the 2004 Pulitzer Prize-nominated book Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, which is an autobiography written by Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, with journalist Christopher Benson.
“The full Emmett Till story needs to be told now and told well as a narrative for our times, given all that is happening on American streets today, and Shatterglass Films are the people to tell it,” said Ebert.
Emmet Till was only 14 when he was kidnapped and brutally murdered for whistling at a White woman. This year will mark 60 years since his tragic death.
The movie is slated to start filming next year.