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George Floyd Biopic Coming Soon: Everything You Need to Know

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Los Angeles/california - 05/31/2020 A Man protesting for George Floyd murder in front of the City Hall (Editorial credit: magraphy / Shutterstock.com)

Key Takeaways:

– Gianna Floyd, alongside her mother Roxie , will executive produce a about George Floyd.
– The biopic, named ‘George Floyd: Daddy Changed The World', aims to share the real, and jovial George.
– Washington hopes the film will revitalize endeavors to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
– This news came just before the fourth anniversary of Floyd's , which sparked a worldwide reckoning on racial inequality and brutality.

Gianna Honors Her Father's Legacy

In a quest to honor her father's legacy and keep his name alive, Gianna Floyd, daughter of the late George Floyd, is engaging in a significant project. revealed on May 22 that Gianna, with her mother Roxie Washington, are set to act as executive producers for a film about George Floyd's life.

Titled ‘George Floyd: Daddy Changed The World', the film is an attempt to portray George Floyd beyond the painful circumstances of his death. The chosen for the biographical project is Gregory R. Anderson. Andrew is renowned for his work on the popular 2007 movie ‘Stomp .'

Fostering Awareness Through the Biopic

In an exclusive statement to Variety, Roxie Washington expressed her hope for the upcoming movie and revealed her anticipation for the world to know George as they did. “We are excited the world will see the real, jovial, loving George we know. This film will humanize him, embody the essence of his life, and hopefully reignite efforts to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act,” she conveyed.

Remembering George Floyd

The announcement of the film project comes just three days before the fourth anniversary of Floyd's untimely death. He tragically passed away on May 25, 2020, during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Infamously, police officer Derek Chauvin had held his knee on Floyd's neck for over nine minutes, leading to Floyd's demise.

Floyd's Encounter with Police and the Aftermath

The incident occurred after Floyd was suspected of attempting to use a counterfeit $20 note in a convenience store. The arresting officer, Chauvin, was captured on a widely circulated video ignoring Floyd's desperate pleas for air. As reported by Entertainment Weekly, the heart-wrenching video ignited a global outcry and fueled protests against police brutality on a massive scale.

Prosecuting the Guilty Officers

The following year, 2021, saw Chauvin convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. He received a sentence of 22.5 years. Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, and J. Alexander Kueng, three additional officers present during Floyd's ordeal, were also convicted for their in the tragedy.

The story of the upcoming biopic represents an essential effort to immortalize George Floyd's life and legacy, focusing not only on his untimely death but also on his life, character, and spirit. With the active involvement of his direct relatives, we can expect an intimate and nuanced portrait that contributes valuably to ongoing discussions about racial equality, , and social justice.

The film's announcement affirms a poignant message: even in death, George Floyd's voice still resonates, sparking global dialogue and inspiring transformative change.

1 COMMENT

  1. What a pathetic attempt to portray a petty criminal in a sympathetic light and perpetuate the myth that Floyd passed due to the officer’s action when in reality a later autopsy showed his death was due to the massive amount of drugs in his system. The movie will no doubt bomb at the box office–and rightfully so.

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