Judas And The Black Messiah Release, Back Story & Trailer

by Xilla Valentine

Judas And The Black Messiah” release date is February 12th, 2021. The highly anticipated Fred Hampton movie will premiere both in theaters and HBOMax. Starring, Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya plays Fred Hampton the charismatic chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. In addition, Lakeith Stanfield plays William O’Neal, an FBI informant and career thief being manipulated by his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell.

Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?

With high stakes, the movie is already in award contention for several categories. Now that we know Judas and The Black Messiah release date – you should also know. The Lucas Bros – Kenny and Keith came up with the story for “Judas And The Black Messiah” along with Will Berson. Will and his writing partner Shaka King wrote the script together. Produced by Charles King‘s Macro Films and Ryan Coogler.

Judas And The Black MessiahThe Inspiration

In a classic interview, William O’Neal opens up about his involvement in infiltrating the Black Panther Party. He said, “My recruitment by the FBI was very efficient. It was very simple, I stole a car and went joyriding over the state limit. So, they had a potential case against me. Therefore, I was looking for an opportunity to work it off.”

As a matter of fact, that opportunity came a couple of months later when Special Agent Mitchell told him to go down to join the local Black Panther Party. Equally important, O’Neal points out that the FBI tried to create negative information to discredit Fred Hampton. Despite their efforts, The Chairman – “was clean, he was dedicated. I had conversations with him. We got along pretty well,” O’Neal notes.

The Judas And The Black Messiah Real Story

In the video below you can get more of the story of what exactly when down. As well as brush up on the events that will take place in the movie.

Where To Watch Judas And The Black Messiah

Once again the Judas and The Black Messiah release date is 2/12/21. You can stream the film on HBOMax or your local theater.

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