Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

Director: Shaka King

Writer(s): Will Berson, Charles D. King, Shaka King, The Lucas Brothers (Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas)

Starring: LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen, Daniel Kaluuya, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Terayle Hill, Robert Longstreet, Algee Smith, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, Nick Fink, Darrell Britt-Gibson, China Shavers, Amber Chardae Robinson, Bobby Rodriguez, Crystal Lee Brown, Ian Duff, Chris Hahn, James Udom, Adam Ratcliffe, Caleb Eberhardt, Robert Forte Shannon III, Tyra Joy Smith, Nicholas Velez, Alysia Joy Powell, Amari Cheatom, Leanne Johnson, Debbie Scaletta, Carl Anthony Nespoli, Michael ‘Mick’ Harrity, Preston Rice, Mell Bowser, Joshua Scantland, Linda D Gaines, Michael Buonomo, Alonda Shevette, Daniel Loesch, Laura Allen, David Gragg, Maggie Callahan, Steve Rizzo, Reese Foster, Matt Hudson, Roger Petan, Dominique Thorne, Dominique Ayers, Scott Konkel, Sarah Burhans, Josh Menning, Winston Haynes, Mark Turkeltaub, Ashley Mazini, Graham Lutes, Chris Drexel, David Sollberger, Zak Lee, Latoya Kleinhans, Aaron Kleiber, Brandon McWhorter, Todd C. Adelman, Brian Jones, Bob McGovern, Will F. Moore, Dylan J. Freeman, Angela Mariea Williams, Anthony Garcia, Mark Salas, Rachel Flannigan, Tone Tank, Samantha Rokicky, Jeffrey Cain, Chris Breen, Mike Kuse, Adam Joseph Turner, Raven Scott, Peter Lawson Jones, Chris McCail, Jonathan Scialabba, Jomahl Gildersleve, Dale Coffman, Mark Francis, Rick Dremann, Demetrius T. Wheeler, Raymond Seay, Alvin J. Frazier II, Marko Gibbs, Michael T. Charles, Bill Stone, John D. Garland, Ollie Shareese Bias, Steven Hudson, Shalanda Fresh, Latjuan Wells, Juwan Hill, Eileen Lorene, Dontae Hill, Mike Kolovich, Sonny Ciarlillo, Michael Booker, R.W. Cooper, Daniel J. O’Connor, Brian Andrus, Suzie Coker, Alex DeCourville, Larry DiBartolomeo, Logan Fry, David Goebel, Josh Heileman, Karman Jones, Bryant Lyles, Spring Lyons, Chuck Matthews, Abdi Mine, Micaela Minner, Richard Phillis, Alec Reeves, Daniel Repas, Patricia Rodriguez, Shane Thompson, Johnathan C. Williams

Synopsis: The film will follow the rise and untimely demise of Fred Hampton as seen through the eyes of William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI. It will also explore how the FBI infiltrated the Black Panthers, the psychology of their informant and the notorious assassination of the young political leader who died aged only 21.

Release Date: February 12, 2021 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Biography, Drama, History | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and pervasive language.

Note: To be produced by Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King’s MACRO company. The screenplay is based on a story originated by Shaka King, Will Berson and the Lucas Bros. Title changed from “Jesus Was My Homeboy” to “Jesus Is My Homeboy”. Emil Sturdivant was in the original cast list but is not in the current one. IMDB currently lists the title of the film as “Untitled Fred Hampton Project”. Project Casting lists the title as “Judas and the Black Messiah”. I’m going untitled until this is settled. This film is complete but there is not trailer or poster and the release date is gone. This film is complete and finally has a title, poster and trailer! I wasn’t able to identify Demetrius T. Wheeler.