CINEMA: Judas And The Black Messiah Trailer

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Daniel Kaluuya steps into power in the first trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, which stars the Academy Award-nominated actor as activist Fred Hampton. Hampton rose to prominence as a member of Chicago’s Black Panther Party and became leader of the Illinois chapter in the late 1960s. During his time with the revolutionary socialist political organization, he brokered a non-aggression pact between many of Chicago’s toughest gangs, established a free breakfast program, and founded a community program to aid in the supervision of the police. Hampton was killed on Dec. 4, 1969, during an FBI raid of his home while he was in bed with his pregnant girlfriend. He had been fed a barbiturate earlier that evening by informant William O’Neal, whose relationship with Hampton is explored in the drama. “You can murder a freedom fighter,” an impassioned Hampton says in the trailer, “but you can’t murder freedom.” MORE