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Whoopi Goldberg Playing Emmett Till’s Grandmother In Upcoming Film “Till”

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Whoopi Goldberg is set to act in and produce “Till” about the 1955 murder of 14 year old Emmett Till in Mississippi.

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The View co-host will play Emmett’s grandmother, Alma Carthan, in the MGM Orion Pictures film. Danielle Deadwyler has been cast as Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett’s mother.

“Till” chronicles Mamie’s decision to have an open casket at Emmett’s funeral. She also allowed Jet magazine to publish funeral photos, in order to ensure everyone saw the true horrors of her son’s murder. The decision from the grieving mother was a galvanizing moment that led to the creation of the civil rights movement.

We have waited a very long time to bring this historically necessary important film to people. – Whoopi

Principal photography on “Till” is set to begin in September in Atlanta, according to Variety.

The View Host Whoopi Goldberg Clash with Guest Sunny Hostin Over Atheist Hosting Hollywood Christmas Parade

The  Hollywood Christmas Parade was taped for television earlier this week, and  the grand marshals were  celebrity magicians and atheists Penn & Teller. The topic came up during the ‘Hot Topic’ discussion  on The View earlier this week, and host Whoopi Golberg clashed with CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, who didn’t much care for the decision to have atheist host an event that commemorates the birth of Christ.