Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for “Judas and the Black Messiah”  a drama movie written by Will Berson and King. “America’s on fire right now, and until that fire’s extinguished, nothing else means a damn thing,” says Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panther Party, in the new trailer. The film stars Academy Award nominee Daniel Kaluuya as Hampton and depicts the betrayal and assassination of the revolutionary political activist. 

The movie follows FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther party when J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) fears charismatic leader Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) will emerge as a Black Messiah. O’Neal lives in fear of discovery and cannot escape the deadly trajectory of his betrayal. 

Directed by Shaka King and produced by Ryan Coogler and Warner Bros., “Judas and the Black Messiah” reunites Kaluuya with his “Get Out” co-star LaKeith Stanfield, who portrays FBI informant William O’Neal, and features Moonlight’s Ashton SandersLil Rel HoweryJesse Plemons, and Martin Sheen

“Judas and the Black Messiah” is heading to theatres and streaming exclusively on HBO Max on 12 February. The year has already started off with societal, racial, and political unrest. “Judas and the Black Messiah” can’t come soon enough.

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