Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming Judas and the Black Messiah, and it’s an intense two-minute clip that is currently and deservedly trending online.
“You can murder a revolutionary, but you can’t murder a revolution,” shouts Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther) as Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panther Party who was assassinated by the FBI.
The film, which is slated to premiere in theaters in 2021 according to a tweet by Warner Bros., also stars LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out, Sorry to Bother You), and is a movie about betrayal, the FBI’s infiltration of the Black Panther Party, and the subsequent assassination of Hampton at the age of 21 during an FBI raid. It comes from a screenplay by Shaka King and Will Berson, and a story by that pair and also Keith and Kenny Lucas. Hampton’s death was ruled a justifiable homicide in 1970, but his death was later widely considered to be an assassination based on FBI documents discovered years later.
King will direct. His previous credits are largely in TV, including episodes of Shrill, High Maintenance, and People of Earth. According to Deadline, the movie was recently renamed from a title being previously considered: Jesus was My Homeboy.
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