Director: Shaka King

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

Starring: Jesse Plemons, LaKeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Dominique Fishback, Ian Duff, Alysia Joy Powell, Michael Buonomo, Adam Ratcliffe, Debbie Scaletta, Crystal Lee Brown, Steve Rizzo, Chris Hahn, Zak Lee, Robert Forte Shannon III, John D. Garland, Mell Bowser, Carl Anthony Nespoli, Scott Konkel, Brian Jones, Nicholas Velez, Michael ‘Mick’ Harrity, Alonda Shevette, Anthony Garcia, Reese Foster, Mark Turkeltaub, Josh Menning, Maggie Tyma, Michael Booker, Graham Lutes, Michael T. Charles, Sonny Ciarlillo, Emil Sturdivant, Jeffrey Cain, Todd C. Adelman, Jonathan Scialabba, Dylan J. Freeman, Mike Kolovich, Winston Haynes, Joshua Scantland, Raymond Seay, Mike Kuse, Preston Rice, Adam Turner, Laura Allen, Brian Andrus, Suzie Coker, Logan Fry, Linda D. Gaines, David Goebel, Josh Heileman, Steven Hudson, Chuck Matthews, Abdi Mine, 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: August 21, 2020 (USA) | Length: Unknown | Genre: Biography, Drama, History | MPAA Rating: Unknown

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”. Karman Jones and Bryant Lyles were in the original cast list but 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.

 

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