Judas and the Black Messiah is highly anticipated; it is a biographical drama based on the true story by King, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas, and Berson. Shaka King directs the film, and it is about the “Black Panther Party” and Fred Hampton. You will find the release date and details of the plot below. The film will feature the assassination of Fred Hampton by the FBI.
Watch the full trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, a movie about the betrayal of Fred Hampton – in theaters 2021.— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) August 7, 2020
Judas and the Black Messiah Release Date: When is it coming out?
Judas and the Black Messiah was supposed to hit the screens on 21st August 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic hit us before that happened. Filming for the movie was initiated in September 2019, and it was wrapped on 19th December 2019. the creators never planned to release the film through streaming services, and the theatres are closed, which is why we are gonna have to wait for a while. Authorities did not reveal an exact release date, but it is gonna land in 2021.
Judas and the Black Messiah Cast: Who is gonna be in it?
We will have Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, he is known for his performance in Black Mirror and BBC‘s Psychoville. Anime series Yasuke– Lakeith Stanfield will appear as William O’Neal. Other than these two Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, and Martin Sheen will appear as Roy Mitchell, Deborah Johnson, Larry Roberson, and J. Edgar Hoover, respectively.
Judas and the Black Messiah will also feature Robert Longstreet, Dominique Thorne, Amari Cheatom, and Caleb Eberhardt.
Judas and the Black Messiah – a movie about the betrayal and assassination of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party – only in theaters 2021. #JudasAndTheBlackMessiah pic.twitter.com/1SYleu5h25— Warner Bros. Pictures (@wbpictures) September 17, 2020
Judas and the Black Messiah Plot: What is it all about?
The story follows William O’Neal, played by Stanfield. William is a petty criminal who is offered by the FBI to work as their informant. William infiltrates Black Panther Party to gather intelligence for the FBI. He was successful in his motive and provided the information to the FBI that resulted in the death of Fred Hampton. Now, almost 50 years later, filmmakers are telling the story to the whole world with the help of this movie. People are eagerly waiting for the movie, and there are chances that we will hear this title in Oscar nominations.
Fred Hampton was a passionate, charismatic, and outspoken activist. Hampton’s early achievement was a successful campaign that resulted in building a non-segregated pool in his town. Hampton gained popularity when he joined the Illinois Black Panther Party when he negotiated a peace pact between two rival gangs. Hampton raised his voice and worked for equality, Hampton has been killed, but his legacy continued. The poster says, “You can kill a revolutionary, but you cannot kill the revolution.”
Judas and the Black Messiah Trailer: When can we watch it?
Yes, Warner Bros dropped a trailer on 7th August, and you can get a glimpse of the Marvellous performance by the cast.