Deadline has reported that Timothy Hutton will join the recurring cast on the limited series Women of the Movement.

(Deadline, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Deadline, Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

What’s Happening:

  • Deadline has reported that Timothy Hutton will join the cast of Women of the Movement, a limited series coming to ABC.
  • Women of the Movement hails from Marissa Jo Cerar and focuses on Till-Mobley’s pursuit of justice following the death of her son Emmett.
  • The 6-episode series is inspired by the book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement by Devery S. Anderson
  • Hutton reportedly will play Jesse J. Breland, the lead defense council in the trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till.

About the Series:

  • “Set in 1955, Women of the Movement centers on Mamie Till-Mobley, who risks her life to find justice after her son Emmett is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chooses to bear her pain on the world stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights movement as we know it today.”
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