MGM has released the official trailer for Till, its forthcoming biographical drama film centering around the events following Emmett Till’s horrendous lynching in 1955. The film is scheduled to make its debut in theaters on October 7.
The video, which you can check out below, introduces Emmett Till as a happy and sweet kid from Chicago, whose summer vacation with his cousins turns into a tragedy when he gets tortured and killed by a group of white men in Mississippi. The trailer highlights a mother’s strength and determination in seeking justice for the inhumane and untimely death of her only son.
Till is directed by Chinonye Chukwu from a screenplay she co-wrote with Michael Reilly and Keith Beauchamp. The film stars Danielle Deadwyler, Whoopi Goldberg, Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Jayme Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Sean Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Haley Bennett.
“It is a profoundly emotional and cinematic film about the true story of Mamie Till Mobley’s relentless pursuit of justice for her 14-year-old son, Emmett Till, who, in 1955, was lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi,” reads the synopsis. “In Mamie’s poignant journey of grief turned to action, we see the universal power of a mother’s ability to change the world.”
Till is produced by Reilly, Beauchamp, Goldberg, Barbara Broccoli, Frederick Zollo, and Thomas K. Levine.