An Oscar nod is already being mentioned for Daniel Kaluuya’s role in the upcoming film Judas and the Black Messiah. Kaluuya portrays Fred Hampton, a 21 year old freedom fighter that was murdered by police. Hampton’s home was raided by Chicago police and fatally shot while he was with his girlfriend, Deborah, who was nine months pregnant with their son at the time. Warner Bros. is shining light on this powerful individual’s longstanding legacy that’s forever etched in history.
Judas and the Black Messiah stars Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, who was the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. The film also stars Lakeith Stanfield as he plays William O’Neal, a snitch for the FBI who infiltrated the Black Panthers. O’Neal played a pivotal role that led to Hamptons death.
Shaka King is the director of the film which is produced by Black Panther and Creed director Ryan Coogler.