Curry and Viola Davis to serve as executive producers on "Emanuel" documentary.
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry has reportedly teamed up with Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions to produce a documentary about the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The movie is called "Emanuel," after the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
According to Curry's production company, Unanimous Media, the documentary "features intimate interviews with survivors and family members who were left to grapple with this senseless act of terror." The documentary is being billed as a "poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, and the healing power of forgiveness."
“Emanuel is an incredibly powerful film and we’re honored to come on board as executive producers,” said Curry of his Unanimous Media banner. “The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness. Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”
Dylann Roof, the 21-year old white supremacist who murdered nine African Americans during a bible study session, has since pled guilty to state murder charges. A federal court sentenced him to death by lethal injection last January.