Daniel Kaluuya stars in the powerful biopic (Picture: AP)
Judas and the Black Messiah is one of the most important films to have been released recently, with Daniel Kaluuya starring as assassinated the Black Panthers chairman Fred Hampton.
While many have heard of the sad tale, the 21-year-old’s story isn’t been as well-known as the likes of Malcolm X – but all that is set to change following the release of Judas and the Black Messiah.
Queen & Slim actor Daniel Kaluuya stars as Illinois Black Panther Party leader Hampton, while his Get Out co-star LaKeith Stanfield plays Bill O’Neal as we are taken on the journey which saw the ‘rat’ infiltrate the activist party after being recruited by agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons).
The film is one of many projects that have tried to capture part of Hampton’s life – the most recent being Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix movie, The Trial of the Chicago 7.
However, Judas and the Black Messiah offers a new and unique look at the heartbreaking story, and Hampton’s legacy.
Where to watch Judas and the Black Messiah in the UK?
It tells the story of Black Panthers chairman Fred Hampton (Picture: AP)
Judas and the Black Messiah is available to rent on Amazon Prime video for £15.99.
It’s also available to watch on Sky Store, Google Play, BFI Player, and BT TV for the same price.
In the UK, the movie skipped a cinema release, heading straight for video on demand.
Who’s in the cast for Judas and the Black Messiah?
Get Out star Daniel leads the cast, playing the assassinated Black Panthers chairman, Fred Hampton.
LaKeith Stanfield plays Bill O’Neal, Jesse Plemons stars as Roy Mitchell, while Dominique Fishback plays Deborah Johnson.
Also appearing in the film are the likes of Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, and Lil Rel Howery.
Is there a trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah?
The trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah dropped in August last year.
It gives a powerful glimpse of Daniel in the role of Hampton, with the star declaring: ‘You can murder a revolutionary, but you can’t murder a revolution.’
Judas and the Black Messiah is available to watch on streaming platforms now.
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