Another chance! Actor Jason Mitchell will be returning to our screens. He will portray Sean Bell, a Black man who was fatally shot by the police hours before his wedding in 2006. Titled 50 Shots, a nod to the 50 bullets that police shot into Bell in Jamaica, Queen.
Mitchell shared his excitement on his Instagram:
I’d like to give thanks to God.. the Bell family and my f***ing guy @truvisionfilms This is about to be epic
Sean Bell left a strip club in November 2006 after celebrating his bachelor party. While traveling, the New York City police open fired and shot at the vehicle 50 times. Bell sustained a gunshot wound to the neck and died.
According to Complex, Mitchell first read for the role of an undercover cop, but later asked to play Bell’s part instead. The movie, which has been in development for three years, will be filmed in Queens—and while there are a few other projects focused on Bell’s death, his family has been particularly involved with 50 Shots. According to TMZ, Mitchell and Bell’s father have spoken almost every day since Mitchell joined the cast.
Last year, the actor was allegedly accused of sexual misconduct allegations involving his co-star, Tiffany Boone while on “The Chi.”