Shaka King talks about his long journey to make the Oscar-nominated Fred Hampton story "Judas and the Black Messiah."
"Judas and the Black Messiah" director Shaka King and stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Dominique Fishback weigh in on whether recent events might impact how audiences will react to the story of Panther revolutionary Fred Hampton.
The new film from Warner Bros. and producer Ryan Coogler co-stars Lakeith Stanfield and is directed by Shaka King.
Issa Rae co-stars in two romantic movies with leading men of color this year: “The Photograph,” a drama with Lakeith Stanfield, and the upcoming rom-com “The Lovebirds” with Kumail Nanjiani. Rae said the former -- written and directed by Stella Meghie -- echoes the nostalgia of one of her favorite films centered on black love, […]
Issa Rae, LaKeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery and writer-director Stella Maghie talk importance of their new romantic drama "The Photograph."
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Ryan Coogler has teamed up with Charles D. King’s Macro, the production company behind “Fences,” “Mudbound” and “Sorry to Bother You,” to produce a film about iconic black activist, revolutionary and Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton.The film, titled “Jesus Was My Homeboy,” has been set up at Warner Bros, with Shaka King (“Newlyweeds”) on board to direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson (“Sea Oak”).“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to star as Hampton, with fellow “Get Out” actor and “Sorry to Bother You” star Lakeith Stanfield in talks to play William O’Neal, who was enlisted by the FBI to betray Hampton.Also Read: Ryan Coogler to Write and Direct 'Black Panther' Sequel“Jesus Was My Homeboy” will follow the rise and untimely death of Hampton through the eyes of the man who betrayed him, O’Neal. The film will explore how the FBI infiltrated one of the most iconic resistant groups in American history, the psychology of their informant and the assassination of a young political leader who died at the age of only 21.Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler and Macro’s Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks.Hampton was a respected grass-roots civil rights activist who rose to chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party and deputy chairman of the national BPP. The FBI ultimately marked him a threat and in 1969, Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark were killed during a raid by a tactical unit carrying out orders from the Chicago Police Department and the FBI. O’Neal was the man who provided the FBI with detailed plans of Hampton’s apartment.Hampton and Clark’s deaths were initially ruled justifiable homicides and the police claimed the Panthers had initiated hostilities, but a number of investigations pointed to state-sponsored assassination and subsequent civil lawsuits led to settlements by law enforcement and Illinois’ Cook County.Also Read: Ryan Coogler Teams With LeBron James to Produce 'Space Jam 2' for Warner Bros.Kaluuya, who recently starred in Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” is currently filming Melina Matsoukas’s “Queen and Slim” for Universal. The film, which counts Lena Waithe as a producer, follows a couple on a first date that takes an unexpected turn when a police officer pulls them over.Stanfield recently shot Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out”alongside Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Toni Collette and Michael Shannon for Lionsgate.Coogler is producing Warner Bros’s upcoming “Space Jam” sequel, as well as preparing to write and direct the sequel to Marvel’s “Black Panther.” And Macro’s upcoming slate includes two Netflix projects, a series “Raising Dion” and the film “Tigertail.”Read original story Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Ryan Coogler’s Real-Life Black Panthers Movie At TheWrap
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<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: Legendary has just won an auction for feature rights to <em>Prince of Cats</em>, the graphic novel written by Ron Wimberly that will be developed as a star vehicle for Lakeith Stanfield, who just starred in <em>Sorry To Bother You</em> and <em>Get Out</em>. The graphic novel was originally published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint and now published by Image Comics. Janet and Kate Zucker of Zucker Productions are producing. Selwyn Sefyu Hinds is attached to adapt. The graphic novel is…
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