Published on March 8th, 2021 | by Damien Straker
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – Sneak Preview
Universal presents a film by Shaka King
Run Time: 125 minutes
Release Date: in cinemas nationally from March 11
Social Media: #JudasAndTheBlackMessiah
This powerful film inspired by true events currently has a 96% critic and 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, with Daniel Kaluuya receiving a Golden Globe award and SAG award nomination for his electrifying performance.
ABOUT JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons).
Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback). Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands?
Judas And The Black Messiah Podcast, an official film companion hosted by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and film critic Elvis Mitchell, was launched on February 12 with 5 episodes releasing weekly until March 12.
The podcast feed is available across major platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and Stitcher.
JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH: The Inspired Album includes original tracks “What It Feels Like” from Nipsey Hussle ft. Jay-Z as well as H.E.R.’s “Fight For You” which was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture at the Golden Globes.
Available on all major digital music platforms including Spotify, Apple, and iTunes.