First Watch: 'Judas And The Black Messiah' Trailer

'Judas And The Black Messiah' arrives in Australian cinemas from 11 March. 'Judas And The Black Messiah' arrives in Australian cinemas from 11 March.

"You can murder a revolutionary, but you can't murder a revolution." Fifty years after his death, Fred Hampton's legacy lives on.

A film that mirrors the current global civil unrest surrounding race inequality, 'Judas And The Black Messiah' is based on the true events surrounding the betrayal and assassination of Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s.

Chairman Fred was inspiring a generation to rise up and not back down to oppression, which put him directly in the line of fire of the government, the FBI and the Chicago Police.

Directed by Shaka King, the movie follows the career criminal William O'Neal (LaKeith Stanfield: 'Straight Outta Compton', 'Snowden') who becomes a pawn in the FBI's pursuit of destroying radical threats within the Black Panthers organisation.

With O'Neal facing years in prison for his latest criminal activity, he's given a lifeline by Special Agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons: 'Breaking Bad', 'Fargo') to infiltrate the Illinois chapter and feed the FBI information about Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya: 'Get Out', 'Black Panther').


The ensemble cast features Dominique Fishback ('Show Me A Hero', 'The Deuce'), Ashton Sanders ('Moonlight') and Martin Sheen ('The Departed', 'The West Wing') as J. Edgar Hoover.

'Judas And The Black Messiah' arrives in cinemas from 11 March.

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