‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ has a new release date.
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Five decades after the assassination of iconic civil rights leader/Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton at the hands of the FBI, his life story is being brought to screens by way of Warner Bros and Shaka King.
Like many titles before it, the film saw its release date in limbo as Hollywood grappled with the effects of the global health crisis. It was originally scheduled for this August before being temporarily removed.
Those eager to see the hotly anticipated flick needn’t fret because it will officially be released on February 12 2021 in theaters and on HBO Max (in line with the studio’s new strategy). Aptly in time for award season.
Its arrival is timely given the flames of outrage over racial injustice.
‘Judas And The Black Messiah’ is anchored by Oscar-nominee Daniel Kaluuya (as Hampton), Lakeith Stanfield (as his ‘Judas’ William O’Neal), Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Martin Sheen, and more.
As if the cast wasn’t stellar enough, Ryan Coogler (director of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’) and Charles King are on board as producers.