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Filmmakers focus on infamous crime in Black Lives Matter era

At least three productions are in the works on the story of the 1955 lynching of black teenager Emmett Till

Producers of the feature film Till - based partly on Till's cousin Simeon Wright's 2010 memoir - said that Whoopi Goldberg had signed on to direct it.

New York

SIMEON Wright, nearly 13, a Mississippi sharecropper's son, shared a bed with his 14-year-old cousin Emmett Till on the fateful night of Aug 28, 1955. Till, visiting from Chicago, was taken from the room that night by two white intruders and, in the next few terrible hours,