“Judas and the Black Messiah” launches the 2021 season – Deadline

Drama Warner Bros. Judas and the Black Messiah about Fred Hampton, president of the Illinois Black Panther Party, who was betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal, will open on February 12, 2021 in both theaters and on HBO Max.

The studio intends to push the film directed by Shaka King for the current 2020-21 awards season. The stars of the peak Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal. A career thief, O’Neal delights in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his manager, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political ability increases exactly when he falls in love with his revolutionary colleague Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle leads to O’Neal’s soul. Will it align with the forces of good? Or do you subdue the Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as ordered by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen)?

The photo was originally dated for the August 21 release, however Warners temporarily withdrew the film from the program due to the April pandemic.

The image stars Ashton Sanders and Martin Sheen, Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Dominique Thorne, Amari Cheatom, Caleb Eberhardt, Lil Rel Howery.

Last year, during the premiere season, Warner Bros. had it Just Mercy about world-renowned civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his story of freeing an unjustly convicted prisoner, Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). Foxx received a SAG nomination for supporting role.