Time for another great trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, the film that tells the story of how the Federal Bureau of Investigation targeted Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. The story focuses on how Federal Bureau of Investigation informant William O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrated the Black Panthers to get close to Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya).
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Take in the second trailer for the movie above. It is also worth pointing out that the feature was produced by Ryan Coogler (Creed: Born to Fight) and is named as one of the main competitors in this next award season, especially the Oscar 2021.
"Judas and the Black Messiah" will premiere February 1 on the Festival's digital platforms and at various drive-ins in locations like Birmingham, Alabama, Columbia, South Carolina, and Atlanta, Georgia. Stanfield plays career criminal William O'Neal, who is manipulated by Jesse Plemons' FBI agent to join the Black Panthers and get close to their leader, played by Daniel Kaluuya. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.More news: Parler CEO: Platform May ‘Never’ Return After Vendors Split, Amazon Drops Network
Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Jesse Plemons, and Martin Sheen star in this biopic drama-thriller about the Federal Bureau of Investigation infiltration of the Illinois Black Panther Party, led by Fred Hampton. Will he align with the forces of good?
The trailer also shows the growth of Hampton's political prowess just as he's falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (played by Dominique Fishback).More news: House vote makes Trump first United States president to be impeached twice
Director Shaka King ("Newlyweeds", SFF '13) co-wrote the screenplay with Will Berson; they share story credit with Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas. On the same day, it will begin a 31-day streaming period on HBO Max as well.