“Judah and the Black Messiah” is an upcoming American biographical TV movie that involves the American Black Panther Party activist Fred Hampton. The film is directed and produced by Shaka King and consists of the screenplay of King and Will Berson and the story of King, Berson, and Kenny and Keith Lucas. It is starred by Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, and Martin Sheen.
Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton
Lakeith Stanfield as William O’Neal
Jesse Plemons as Roy Mitchell
Dominique Fishback as Deborah Johnson
Ashton Sanders as Larry Roberson
Algee Smith as Jake Winters
Lil Rel Howery as Brian
Jermaine Fowler as Mark Clark
Martin Sheen as J. Edgar Hoover
Robert Longstreet as Special Agent Carlyle
Darrell Britt-Gibson as Bobby Rush
In February 2019, it was announced that Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield had joined the cast of the film, and Shaka King directed the Lucas Bros. ) And the script he wrote with Will Berson. Ryan Coogler will serve as the producer of the film, which will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. In September 2019, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback and Ashton Sanders participated in the cast of the movie. In October 2019, Algee Smith (Algee Smith) joined the cast of the movie.
The main photography began on September 30, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Photography took place at the Ohio State Reform Institute in Mansfield from November 25th to 26th, 2019. Production ended on December 19, 2019.
The film was originally announced as “Jesus is My Hometown Boy”, it was later reported as “Judas and the Black Messiah”, and it was later described as untitled. In July 2020, the title of the film was confirmed as Judas and Black Messiah.
The film was originally scheduled to be released on August 21, 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film has been postponed.