The latest trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah has been released.
The film that tells the story of how the FBI targeted Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. Directed by Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah is expected to be an awards season contender, and the movie just got added to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival line-up to boot. The story focuses on how FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrated the Black Panthers to get close to Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya).
Due for release in the U.S. next month (February 12), Fred Hampton, is played by the UK’s very own Daniel Kaluuya. Daniel’s fellow Get Out co-star, Lakeith Stanfield, plays FBI informant William O’Neal, who served as a bodyguard for Hamptom while providing information on the Black Panther Party to federal officials.
“It wasn’t easy on the heart, if I’m being honest,” Kaluuya said when speaking to Entertainment weekly about taking the role. “There were days that you just felt… low with the weight of the reality. To be channeling those ideas, that time and that dynamic, it lay heavy on the cast.”
Also joining Kaluuya and Stanfield in the movie are the the likes of Lil Rel Howery, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Martin Sheen and more.
Take in the second trailer for the movie above.
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