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Jay Z and Will Smith re-teaming to executive produce Emmett Till miniseries

Rapper Jay Z and actor Will Smith are re-teaming to executive produce a miniseries about 1950s murder victim Emmett Till.

The untitled production is currently in development and it will explore the story of the African-American teenager, who was murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman in Mississippi in 1955.


The 99 problems hitmaker and Smith, who worked together on 2014's Annie movie remake, are currently searching for a writer for the project.


It will air on HBO.


Jay Z and the Men in Black star's project is not the only Emmett Till production in the works - film critic Roger Ebert's widow, Chaz Ebert, is executive producing a film based on the book Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, which was written by Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, and award-winning journalist Christopher Benson.