Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield In Talks for 'Jesus Was My Homeboy'

Feb 19, 2019 09:40

#BlackPanther director Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King’s MACRO (Mudbound) are producing movie 'Jesus Was My Homeboy,' about iconic Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton https://t.co/uEsUVtWyLg
- Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 19, 2019
  • Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King are producing Jesus Was My Homeboy, a feature film about Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton.
  • Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to star as Hampton, with Stanfield in talks to play William O'Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI.
  • Plot summary: The film will follow the rise and untimely demise of Hampton as seen through O’Neal’s eyes. It will explore how the FBI infiltrated the Black Panthers, the psychology of their informant and the notorious assassination of the young political leader who died at 21.
  • Shaka King (Newlyweeds, High Maintenance) will direct from a script by Will Berson (Sea Oak).
  • Kaluuya is currently shooting Queen & Slim, while Stanfield recently finished Knives Out.

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