MGM’s Orion Pictures film “Till”, starring Daniel Deadweiler, Hoopi Goldberg and Jalin Hall as Emmett Till, has finished cast.
Directed by Chinoni Chuku, the project features Frankie Fison, Jaime Lawson, Tosin Cole, Kevin Carroll, Shawn Patrick Thomas, John Douglas Thompson and Roger Gwenview Smith. “Till” is currently shooting in Atlanta, the full cast in the picture above.
“Till” tells the story of Mammy Till-Mobile (Deadweiler), prolonging Emmet’s decision to keep an open casket at the funeral and allowing Jet Magazine to publish pictures of David Jackson’s funeral so that people everywhere can see the real horror of his son’s murder. . The decision taken by the bereaved mother was a touching moment that led to the creation of the civil rights movement. Goldberg Till’s grandmother is going to play the role of Alma Carthan.
Chuvku also wrote the screenplay for the film, based on a previous draft by Keith Beauchamp and Michael JP Riley, about a mother’s pursuit of justice. The project is based on Beauchamp’s original research for his award-winning 2005 documentary “The Untold Story of Emmet Lewis Till”. The film is produced by Beauchamp, Barbara Brockley, Goldberg, Thomas K. Levin, Reilly and Frederick Zolo.
Fashion will play Mami Till’s father John Carthan. Known best for his work on “The Wire”, “Flute,” “Coming to America” and “Do the Right Thing”, Fison will later star in the Morgan Freeman-produced “Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain.” She recently finished filming an NBC pilot, “Somewhere Out the Star” with Gabriel Dennis, and was last seen in the Amazon feature “I’m Your Woman” and Netflix’s Kevin Hart comedy “Fatherhood.” Faison is represented by Vanguard Management Group.
Lawson (Marley Evers) will next appear as one of WB’s stars in Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” after his breakout performance in the acclaimed Sundance drama “Farewell Amore”. Lawson will also co-star with Michelle Obama in director Susan Bear and star / producer Viola Davis’ showtime limited series “The First Lady”. He has been recovered by UTA, Gang Tire and Shelter PR.
Cole (Medgar Evers) is best known for his work in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Burning Sands”. Cole will later be seen in the lead role in Debbie Tucker Green’s feature, “Year for I,” a remake of LeBron James-produced “House Party” and AMC’s “61st Street.” She is represented by CAA, Curtis Brown, Sherpa Management and Jeffrey Law.
Carroll (Refield Mutti) is best known for his roles in HBO’s “The Leftovers” and FX’s “Snowfall”. The actor has appeared in a wide range of films, including “Blindspotting”, “Beyond John Malkovich” and “Full Payment” plus television series such as “Self-Made” and “The Walking Dead”. Carol is represented by Josiah Aquinale in Innovative Artist and Susanna Griffith Talent.
Thomas (Jean Mobelli) will later be seen in Joel Cohen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth”, in a recurring role in “For All Mankind” on Apple TV Plus, along with Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. His previous film credits include “Barbershop”, “The Fountain,” “Honeydripper,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Halloween: Resurrection,” and “Save the Last Dance.” Thomas is represented by Innovative Artist and McCain / Mayons Entertainment.
Thompson (Moses Wright) has appeared on Broadway in “King Lear,” “Carousel,” “Julius Caesar,” “Jitney” and “The Iceman Kamath.” His television credits include “Mer of Easttown,” “The Guilded Age,” “For Life,” and “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lakes,” such as “355,” “Let the All Talk,” “21 Bridges,” “The Wolf,” “The Born Legacy” and “Glass Chin.” “He is represented by Butchwald and group culture.
Roger Nguyen Smith (Dr. TRM Howard) recently appeared opposite Netavlix’s “Self Made: Inspired the Life of Madame CJ Walker” opposite Octavia Spencer and starred with Meta Golding in “Behind the Movement”. As a writer, the adaptation of his “Rodney King” directed by Spike Lee is currently streaming on Netflix. Smith Alta is represented by Global Media.
Pictured above, row 1, left to right: Daniel Deadweiler (Credit: BreeAnne Clowdus), Huppy Goldberg (Credit: Timothy White), Jalin Hall (Credit: Kelly Charity), Frankie Fison (Credit: Vanguard DeManage) Austrin). Second row: Tosin Cole (Credit: Henry Thompson), Kevin Carroll (Credit: Gray Hamner), Shawn Patrick Thomas (Credit: Adam Friedman), John Douglas Thompson, Roger Gwenview Smith (Credit: Mark Hanniur)