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New Film Proud Mary Opens Today. John Fogerty Not Happy
13 January 2018, 10:46 | Elsie Buchanan
Taraji P. Henson in a still from"Proud Mary" 2018
After kicking ass in Proud Mary, which bows Friday, Taraji P. Henson is planning to play a warrior of a different kind - a staunch advocate for social justice - in a period film based on a pivotal moment in USA history.
Fogerty added in the lengthy message that the "movie has nothing to do with me, or my song".
"I wrote the song about a mythical riverboat, cruising on a mythical river, in a mythical time".
The actress is attached to star in and produce a movie about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old black teenager and Chicago native who was abducted and brutally killed by two white men while on a trip to MS in 1955.
He wrote: "My songs are special to me". The movie poster has my lyrics changed to read....
Till, an African-American teenager, was brutally beaten, shot through the head and dumped in the Tallahatchie River with barbed wire tied around his neck after he was falsely accused of flirting with a white woman in MS in 1955. "He would see that his complaint that the film has nothing to do with the song's message as "a metaphor about leaving painful, stressful things behind for a more tranquil and meaningful life" is inaccurate".
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