Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers! We have great news regarding the upcoming American biographical drama film Judas and the Black Messiah. The pandemic has slowed down the production, but wait, wait. The team has finally confirmed the release date of Judas the Black Messiah. Isn’t that exciting? I know you guys are pretty excited. So here I am with some good news. The filming took place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield but was later suspended due to the outbreak. The film was initially titled ‘Jesus Was My Homeboy.’ What do you think, how Judas and the Black Messiah will perform in the theatres?
Judas and the Black Messiah: Plotline
The premise of the story is pretty vintage. The film revolves around the life of a petty criminal, William O’Neal. He decides to join the FBI to take down Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton. The goal of the FBI was to silence Hampton and the Black Panther Party. Fred Hampton was a delightful, rather charismatic person. Hampton was born in Chicago. A boy-next-door completed a successful campaign to have a non-segregated pool for young people. He was the man behind the peace treaty between two rival gangs, and he was a confident and influential leader.
The story looks pretty compelling. What do you guys think? William O’Neal, the petty criminal, snitched on Hampton to the FBI. O’Neal supplied all necessary information to form a rock-solid jury against Hampton. Finally, Hampton’s drink was spiked, which led to the unforgettable FBI raid of 1969. Hampton was killed in an FBI crossfire. I am pretty sure the storyline is damn impressive.
Nominations And More: A Masterpiece
This film is definitely looking forward to an Oscar nomination. The true-life story is extremely relevant and has direct connections with American History. The cinematography seems mesmerizing, and the film is surely a meaningful historical account that is affecting America’s current political landscape -“The people that were responsible for them are still alive. These ideas are still ever-present, these systems that Chairman was fighting for to be demolished- the constant attacks on poor people, on black people- those systems are still here. We’re still fighting the same beast, we’re still fighting the same monsters, we are still fighting the same system, you know, and they haven’t gone anywhere,” as quoted by Hampton.
This film is sure to leave a profound mark on people’s minds. What do you guys think? Personally, I believe this problem, the violence against black people in America persists. What is your view?
When Can We Expect ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ To Release?
Now, it’s time for the release date. The upcoming American biographical drama is scheduled to be released on February 12, 2021, in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures. Shaka King directed it wonderfully. The film was written by King and Will Berson and is based on the real-life story of Fred Hampton. The cast and crew look pretty promising with Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, Lakeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, Jesse Plemons as Roy Mitchell, Dominique Fishback’s as Deborah Johnson, Martin Sheen as J. Edgar Hoover, Lil Rel Howery as Brian, Algee Smith as Jake Winters, Ashton Sanders as Larry Roberson, Jermaine Fowler as Mark Clark, Darrell Britt-Gibson as Bobby Rush and Robert Longstreet as Special Agent Carlyle.