Judas and the Black Messiah is a Canadian-American biographical drama film that is about the betrayal of the chairman (Fred Hampton) of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in Chicago by an FBI informant (William O Neal).
The film is produced and directed by Shaka King. The screenplay was also written by Shaka King with Will Berson. Judas and the Black Messiah was released on 1st February 2021 with a running time of 126 minutes. It grossed $26 million on a $7 million production budget.
The film was nominated for various Oscar Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. It won the Best Supporting Actor Award for Kaluuya and the Best Original Song Award.
Moreover, Kaluuya won the Best Supporting Actor Award at BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Critics Choice Awards.
On 1st February 2021, Judas and the Black Messiah had its global debut in the Sundance Film festival 2021 on both in-person and virtual screening. The film was released in the United States by Warner Bros. Pictures on 12th February 2021.
Initially, the film was scheduled to be released on 21st August 2020, but it was postponed to the year 2021 due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
As of now, nothing is available when it will be back on screen in 2021. We will update you as soon as we get the details. Stay connected with the website, so that you can’t miss any of the updates.
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Following are the starring cast members of Judas and the Black Messiah.
- Lakeith Stanfield as Bill O Neal (an FBI informant who infiltrates the Black Panther Party)
- Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton (Chairman of Black Panther in Chicago)
- Jesse Plemons as Roy Mitchell (Special Agent Handler of O Neal)
- Dominique Fishback as Deborah Johnson (a member of Black Panther and Hampton’s girlfriend)
- Ashton Sanders as Jimmy Palmer (a Black Panther member)
- Algee Smith as Jake Winters (a Black Panther member)
- Darell Britt Gibson as Bobby Rush (co-founder of Black Panther party chapter)
- Lil Rel Howery as Wayne (an undercover FBI agent)
- Dominique Thorne as Judy Harmon (a Black Panther member)
- Martin Sheen as J. Edgar Hoover (the Director of the FBI)
- Amari Cheatom as Rod Collins (leader of the Growns, and a version of Chicago gang)
- Nick Fink as Fesperman
- Khris Davis in the appearance of Steel
- Ian Duff as Doc Stachel
- Caleb Eberhardt appeared as Bob Lee
- Robert Longstreet in the act of Special Agent Carlyle (Mitchell’s FBI colleague)
- Amber Chardae Robinson as Betty Coachman
- Nicholas Valez appearance of Jose Cha Cha Jiminez (founder of the Young Lords group)
- Terayle Hill acted as George Sams (another Black Panther Chairman)
- Jermaine Fowler in the role of Mark Clark (a member of Black Panther)
In 1966, a seventeen-year-old car thief named William O Neal made a deal with the FBI agent for dropping his charges. And in exchange, William O Neal (an FBI informant) penetrates into the Illinois Black Panther Party and he is Commissioned with keeping tabs on their fascinating leader (Chairman Fred Hampton).
William O Neal celebrates the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler (Special agent Roy Mitchell). Hampton’s political powers were growing when he was falling in love with his fellow revolutionary named Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle pursued William’s soul.
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Judas and the Black Messiah received a pretty good response from the audience and it got ratings of 96 % by Rotten Tomatoes, 7.5 out of 10 by IMDb, 85 % by Metacritic, 3 out of 5 stars by Common Sense Media, and 84 % by Just Watch.
“Judas and the Black Messiah” is streaming online on Amazon Prime Video. You can also rent it and watch it on Hungama Play, Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, and Youtube. Moreover, you can buy “Judas and the Black Messiah” on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, VUDU, and Youtube.
Will there be a sequel to Judas and the Black Messiah?
There are no official statements about any sequel to “Judas and the Black Messiah”. We will update you if any information is disclosed by the producers. Stay tuned…
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