Stars including Justin Timberlake, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Laverne Cox and LL Cool J are buying out entire theaters for screenings of “Emanuel,” a documentary produced by Viola Davis and Stephen Curry about the Dylann Roof shootings.
It tells the story of June 17, 2015, when Roof, 21, walked into Bible study at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, SC, and murdered nine African-Americans during their closing prayer.
The celebs are purchasing all the seats for nine screenings around the country on Monday and Wednesday, then handing them out to “local organizations and communities,” including churches.
We’re told the celebs are taking part in the buyouts because they feel it’s an important film, and that as many people should see the flick as possible.
Others picking up the tab are Yvette Nicole Brown (Richmond Heights, Ohio), Tyrese (Los Angeles), Nick Cannon (Washington DC and San Diego) and Martin Lawrence (Hanover, Md.).
Timberlake’s theater is in Memphis, Tenn.; Berry’s in Cleveland; Theron’s in LA; Cox’s in Mobile, Ala.; and LL Cool J’s in Queens.
SOURCE: Page Six – Oli Coleman