Oscar voters may marvel at this Black Panther.
From emerging African-American director Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah is the true story of how the FBI used a criminal to infiltrate the Black Panther party of Illinois. The covert project was an attempt to take down the revolutionary leader Fred Hampton.
Oscar nominee and Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya plays Hampton, and LaKeith Stanfield (Knives Out, Sorry to Bother You, TV’s Atlanta) co-stars as the undercover informant William O’Neal.
This latest trailer promises an electric, politically-charged biopic that could resonate in the #BlackLivesMatter era. If it does, expect it to be a major Oscar contender as the Awards Season unfolds throughout the spring.
Judas and the Black Messiah will debut on February 12, 2021 simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max.
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