The acclaimed biopic “Judas and the Dark Messiah,” winner of two Oscar statuettes, is now available on HBO Max. Production began this Friday (30) on schedule.
Released at Sundance Film Festival 2021, the production stars Kaluuya (‘Run!’, ‘Black Panther’), who received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his surprising performance as frontman of the Black Panthers.
The plot follows the story of Fred Hampton, one of the leaders of the Black Panther Party, who was assassinated in 1969 by order of the FBI, who coerced a petty criminal named William O’Neal to help them silence Hampton .
Revision | Judas and the Black Messiah – Powerful biopic on the leader of the Black Panthers with the star of “Run!”
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The feature film also features LaKeith Stanfield (“Atlanta”, “Raw Gems”) as William O’Neal, Dominique Fishback (“Iron Heart”) and Jesse Plemons (“Breaking Bad”).
With the help of a criminal named William O’Neal, the FBI invests in an attempt to silence Hampton and the Black Panther Party. But they failed to kill the legacy of Fred Hampton. 50 years later, his words still resonate … Louder than ever.
Although his life was cut short, the impact of Fred Hampton continued to reverberate. The government viewed the Black Panthers as a militant threat to the status quo and sold this lie to a frightened public at a time of growing civil unrest. But the perception of the Panthers did not match reality. In downtown areas across the United States, they provided free breakfast for children, legal services, medical clinics, as well as sickle cell research and political education. And it was President Fred of Chicago who, recognizing the power of multicultural unity for a common cause, created the Rainbow Coalition – joining forces with other oppressed people in the city to fight for equality and political empowerment.
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