JesseWilliams Directs Movie on Emmett Tills Mother

Jesse William is venturing into directing, and his first project will focus on Emmet Till's mother 

"I'm honored to be directing the story of Mamie & Emmett: a tale of revolutionary defiance in the face of tremendous personal and public devastation," he told Deadline Monday. "An exploration of power and pulling back the curtain on cultural violence; of boyhood and maternity challenging America's reflex to hide from itself; underdogs refusing to pretend that terror is freedom." Till is based on Beauchamp's previously released documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.