Judas And The Black Messiah: 7 Things To Know Before You Watch The Fred Hampton Film

by Jeremy Spirogis
Judas And The Black Messiah: 7 Things To Know Before You Watch The Fred Hampton Film

Shaka King Directs The Film, Which Stars Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Ashton Sanders, Dominique Fishback, And More

Judas and the Black Messiah comes courtesy of co-writer/director Shaka King, making his most high-profile challenge up to now. Previously, the filmmaker helmed 2013’s indie dramedy Newlyweeds, whereas additionally directing episodes of HBO’s High Maintenance, Hulu’s Shrill, and TBS’ People of Earth, and writing episodes of HBO’s Random Acts of Flyness.

The studio drama can also be benefitted by a superb ensemble, which incorporates Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Ashton Sanders, Dominique Fishback, Jesse Plemons, Martin Sheen, Lil Rel Howery, Jermaine Fowler, and extra. It additionally comes from producer Ryan Coogler, the filmmaker behind Fruitvale Station, Creed, and, most just lately, Black Panther. It’ll even have a pointy presentation courtesy of cinematographer Sean Bobbitt, the intense eye who shot Shame, The Place Beyond the Pines, 12 Years a Slave, Widows, Stronger, Spike Lee’s Oldboy remake, and extra.

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