Warner Bros. has released a new official teaser for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’, a film centered around Fred Hampton, political activist and presidents of the Illinois Black Panthers who was murdered at the age of 21 by the FBI.
The production will hit theaters on February 25, 2021.
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Starring Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya (‘Run!’, ‘Black Panther’), the film also stars LaKeith Stanfield (‘Atlanta’, ‘Brute Jewels’) 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 the 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 interrupted, the impact of Fred Hampton continued to reverberate. The government saw the Black Panthers as a militant threat against 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 and 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 l political empowerment.
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