As Oscar buzz goes, few films have critics raving as much as ‘Judas And The Black Messiah.’
And, having been privy to an early screening of the movie ourselves, That Grape Juice is more than understanding of why.
Anchored by Daniel Kaluuya in the lead role, the gripping drama tells the life story of civil rights leader and Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton – 50 years after his assassination.
Following a release shuffle caused by the current global health crisis, the Shaka King production will hit theaters on February 12 and simultaneously stream on HBO Max for 31 days from then.
Aptly timed, given the burning spotlight on racial injustice, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ features a star-studded cast toplined by the likes of Academy Award-nominee Kaluuya (as Hampton), Lakeith Stanfield (as his ‘Judas’ William O’Neal), Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Martin Sheen, and more.
Ryan Coogler (director of Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’) and Charles King serve as producers.
Ahead of its release, check out the freshly unleashed extended trailer below…