'Till' Trailer Showcases Mamie Till-Mobley's Fight for Justice

Watch a trailer for 'Till,' about Mamie Till-Mobley's quest for justice, ahead of its October release.
by Danielle Turchiano — 



A mother's love is said to be one of the strongest things in the world, fueling women's adrenaline to lift cars off trapped children and then some. The love Mamie Till-Mobley had for her son Emmett Till was powerful enough to spark change not only in her life, becoming an activist, but also across the nation. Now her story is getting the big-screen biopic treatment in Till, and you can get a first look at the forthcoming film with a new trailer, below.

From director Chinonye Chukwu, who also wrote the screenplay with Michael Reilly and Keith Beauchamp, Till tells Till-Mobley's story as she searches for justice for her slain 14-year-old son, who was accused of being too friendly toward a white woman, kidnapped, and lynched while visiting his cousins in Mississippi in 1955. The men who faced trial for his kidnapping and murder were acquitted, but months later they did admit to the crime.

In the wake of his tragic death, Till-Mobley wanted the world to know what happened to her son. She worked with the NAACP to speak all across the United States, and it became one of the most successful fundraising tours in that organization's history. She also established a theater group in her son's name to continue her advocate work for children and inspire hope and further change.

But the film, which stars Danielle Deadwyler as Till-Mobley, also peels back the layers on Till-Mobley and her son's life before and beyond the act of racism and violence for which they made headlines.

Other cast members include Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg.

The film, which opens in select theaters on Oct. 14 and wide on Oct. 28, is produced by Keith Beauchamp, Barbara Broccoli, Goldberg, Thomas Levine, Michael Reilly, and Frederick Zollo, and executive produced by Preston Holmes and Chukwu. The EON production is presented by Orion Pictures.

Recently, Till-Mobley had her story dramatized for the smaller screen in ABC's Women of the Movement limited series, which has a Metascore of 71. She has also been the subject of documentaries, including Let The World See. Till has not yet been made available for review.