Will Smith and Jay Z are producing an HBO mini-series about Emmett Till. (Via @EW)

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Entertainment Weekly Reports:

Will Smith and Jay Z are teaming up again. The pair, along with Jay Brown, James Lassiter, and Aaron Kaplan are executive producing an untitled mini-series about Emmett Till for HBO.

Till was a 14-year-old African-American teen in Chicago who was brutally murdered in 1955 while visiting family in Mississippi. His family chose to have an open-casket funeral to show the savage effects on Till. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam were acquitted of killing Till, later publicly admitting culpability after their trial.

There are currently no writers attached to the mini-series. Roc Nation, Overbrook, and Kapital Entertainment are the production companies tied to the project.

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