Roger Ebert’s Widow Will Bring Emmett Till’s Story To The Big Screen

About time.

The Chicago Defender

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It was recently announced during the 2015 Cannes Film Festival that a biopic on the life of Emmett Till, the black Chicago teenager whose death in 1955 kick-started the American Civil Rights Movement, is in the works, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Shatterglass Films and Chaz Ebert, the former wife of late Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, are set to adapt the award-winning book Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America into the feature based on Till’s life.

2015 marks 60 years since Emmett Till’s death, which came at the expense of flirting with a white woman in Money, Miss.

?Till’s murder, which was the focus of international press coverage, inspired Americans in their quest for justice and equality and galvanized the Civil Rights Movement that ultimately led to federal legislation and extensive legal and…

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