The upcoming true crime-inspired film, When George Was Murdered, explores what happened inside of the jail where the ex-cop who killed George Floyd was being held in the Spring of 2020. As the guards and the inmates are witnessing what is taking place in their city and around the world due to George Floyd’s murder, the news of the killers’ presence in the jail has spread.
Inside the jail, the guards know that doing their job to keep the killer safe will not be an easy task. And they have recently become aware that none of the minority guards in the jail are being allowed to work the unit where the killer of George Floyd is being held.
In addition, there is the mounting pressure of the inmates, who have begun making outright threats against the Killer ex-cop as their own form office, threats that every one of the guards knows could potentially happen.
It does not take long before some of the guards begin to voice their displeasure at having the killer’s presence in such a small facility but also at the implementation of a racist policy that has been placed upon their fellow correction officers of color. Tensions continue to rise, culminating in the film’s unexpected but eye-opening and thought-provoking ending.
The film was written and directed by Terrance Tykeem (Jason’s Letter) and stars Montel Williams, Beanie Sigel, Don Most, and Robert Wuhl. Indie Rights will release the film on digital platforms on June 14, 2022, in time for the trials of the officers involved in George Floyd’s murder.