Finally “Judas and Black Messiah“, The highly anticipated film by Shaka King nominated for 6 Academy Awards, including Best Film and Best Supporting Actor, arrives in Italy in digital exclusive from Friday 9 April, available for purchase and premium rental on all major platforms .
Judas and Black Messiah: the official trailer
“Judas and the Black Messiah” is in fact nominated for six awards at the next Academy Awards, for best film, best supporting actor (Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield), for photography (Sean Bobbitt), for the original song (” Fight For You, ”music by HER and Dernst Emilie II, text by HER and Tiara Thomas), and Best Original Screenplay (screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King, story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas). Daniel Kaluuya has also already won the 2021 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for Judas and Black Messiah.
FBI whistleblower William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), has infiltrated the Black Panther party of Illinois with the task of keeping an eye on their charismatic leader, President Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A thief by profession, O’Neal seems to enjoy taking the risk of manipulating both his comrades and his “supervisor”, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons). Hampton’s political influence is on the rise just as he meets and falls in love with his fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a dilemma arises in O’Neal’s mind. Will it align with benevolent forces? Or will it help to destroy Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?
Inspired by real events, “Judas and the Black Messiah” is directed by Shaka King, making his feature film debut for a major label. The project originated with King and his writing partner, Will Berson, and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas, who co-wrote the story with Berson & King. King, a longtime collaborator of director Ryan Coogler, submitted the idea for the film to Coogler and Charles D. King (“Just Mercy,” “Fences”), who went on to produce the film with Shaka King. Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler, Kim Roth, Poppy Hanks, Ravi Mehta, Jeff Skoll, Anikah McLaren, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Ted Gidlow and Niija Kuykendall.
In “Judas and the Black Messiah” we find Oscar nominees Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton and LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal. Also in the cast are Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders and Martin Sheen. Also in the cast are Algee Smith, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Dominique Thorne, Amari Cheatom, Caleb Eberhardt and Lil Rel Howery.
The creative team behind the camera includes director of photography, Sean Bobbitt, production designer Sam Lisenco, editor Kristan Sprague and costume designer Charlese Antoinette Jones. The music is by Craig Harris and Mark Isham.
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