‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ Cast And Director Say The Story Of Black Panther Party Icon Fred Hampton Is “Right On Time” – Deadline Contenders

‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ Cast And Director Say The Story Of Black Panther Party Icon Fred Hampton Is “Right On Time” – Deadline Contenders
In Judas and the Black Messiah filmmaker Shaka King dives deep into the story of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and William O’Neal, who served as an FBI informant to help silence Hampton and the Bpp. King, who co-wrote the movie with Will Berson, tells the overlooked story of the iconic revolutionary, the conflicted man who brought him down and how it reflects the current landscape when it comes to the country’s treatment of the Black community and activism. Not only that, it also makes people realize that there is a part of Hampton and O’Neal in all of us.

King, as well as stars Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Domnique Fishback, joined Deadline’s Contenders Film awards-season event to talk about the Warner Bros film, which now has a February 12 release date.

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