Daniel Kaluuya Stars In ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Daniel Kaluuya stars as Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in 'Judas and the Black Messiah' which tells the story of how he lived and died.

Daniel Kaluuya Stars As Fred Hampton In Judas and the Black Messiah Biographical Story
Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah. / Picture Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Daniel Kaluuya stars as Black Panther activist Fred Hampton in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ which tells the story of how he lived and died.

In the new Warner Bros. film, we are taken on the journey of how Hampton rose to Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.

Fred Hampton was then killed in December 1969 at the age of 21 during an early-morning raid on his apartment by the FBI.

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‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ was originally meant to release on August 21st, 2020, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Warner Bros. pushed it to release in theatres in 2021. The official trailer is out now. –

The film is directed by Shaka King, from a script he co-wrote with Will Berson based on a story by Keith and Kenneth Lucas, and produced by Ryan Coogler.

Along with Daniel Kaluuya, the film also stars Lakeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panthers and provided information that led to Hampton’s death. Both actors also starred in the movie ‘Get Out’.

According to BBC, director and co-writer Shaka King said: “We started making it prior to the George Floyd killing and the rebellions that followed.”

“I’ve never been in this kind of position where the attitude of the audience is so caught up to the message that you’re trying to convey – but I think the message of the movie is consistent no matter when its viewed.” – King added.

While producer Ryan Coogler said that Hampton’s story has “become more relevant with context”.

“The people that were responsible for this, a lot of them are still alive. These ideas are still ever-present, these systems that Chairman was fighting for to be demolished – the constant attacks on poor people, on black people – those systems are still here.” – Coogler added.

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The response so far from people seeing the trailer has been well met as much praise is given to Daniel Kaluuya on his role. –

 

 

 

 

 

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Sam
Sam
1 month ago

Watching the trailer gave me literal goosebumps, wow

Jeremy
Jeremy
1 month ago

I know a lot of people will be against this type of movie, but at the same time it’s so powerful and the message needs to be heard properly

Kelsey
Kelsey
1 month ago

Daniel Kaluuya deserves an Oscar!

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Chloe
Chloe
1 month ago

My favorite actor by far 👏

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