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Jay-Z and Will Smith Team Up to Produce a 6-Hour HBO Miniseries About Emmett Till

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Emmett Till was only 14 when the black teen was brutally murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955. The tragic story that galvanized the emerging Civil Rights Movement is the subject of an HBO miniseries from a A-list producing team that includes Jay-Z, Will Smith and Aaron Kaplan.

The untitled mini, now in active development, is described as an immersive and in depth exploration of the Emmett Till story. Search is underway for a writer to pen the project, likely a six-hour miniseries, executive produced by Jay-Z and his partner Jay Brown of Roc Nation, Smith and James Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment and Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment.

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Reports say the Till miniseries is in “active development” and currently needs a writer. Smith and Jay-Z are natural creatives, so the project is in good hands. They’re both extremely talented, hardworking individuals who seem to find sport in taking on new challenges and putting on their managerial hats.

 

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