George Floyd Biopic Is In The Works With His Daughter As Executive Producer

Titled “Daddy Changed the World”, Floyd’s daughter, Gianna Floyd, and her mother, Roxie Washington are involved in the film.

An upcoming biopic centered on the life of George Floyd, with his family on board for the project, is currently in the works, Variety reports.

Titled “Daddy Changed the World”, Floyd’s daughter, Gianna Floyd, and her mother, Roxie Washington, as well as Queens Film & Media Productions and Night Fox Entertainment are all on board for the film.

Gregory R. Anderson (“Stomp the Yard”) has signed on to write the screenplay for the film, with Ted Field for Radar Pictures, Dr. Kaeita Rankin for 8 Queens, and Timothy Christian for Night Fox listed as producers.

In a statement, Washington shared her excitement about the future release of the biopic.

“We are excited the world will see the real, jovial, and 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. It’s time for justice and equality for all,” Washington said.

“We need to make changes swiftly. No other child should lose their father like Gianna did. We thank everyone who stood with us and protested. George’s legacy will live on through this film,” she added.

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“The killing of George Floyd was a tragic, shameful moment in our nation’s history,” Night Fox’s Christian added in a statement. “His story, while painful, deserves to be told and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”

“I am committed to using my platform and talents to make a positive impact in the world. By telling George Floyd’s story and shedding light on the injustices faced by marginalized communities, I hope to inspire change and create a better future for generations to come,” Rankin added. “George Floyd’s legacy will not be forgotten, and I am honored to be a part of this important project.”

On May 25, 2020, Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face-down on the street. 

In the aftermath of Floyd's death which was captured on a bystander’s cellphone, protests and demonstrations broke out across the country in reaction to the killing of unarmed Black people by law enforcement. 

In April of 2021, Chauvin was convicted on all counts of murder and manslaughter and sentenced to 22 years in prison. He was also sentenced to 21 years in prison following his guilty verdict on federal charges on July 7, 2022.

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