Updated: Feb 27, 2019
By: Kayla Reyes
Many of you may know Ryan Coogler as the director of the movie Black Panther. Well, he will now be producing another film about Fred Hampton. Fred Hampton was an African-American activist and revolutionary, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, and deputy chairman of the national BPP. He was assassinated at the young age of 21 when Chicago Police invaded his home.
The movie is set to be called Jesus Was My Homeboy and will follow the rise and fall of Hampton. According to deadline, “Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to star as activist Hampton with Atlanta and Sorry To Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield in talks to play William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI”.
It is great to see such diversity in the film industry especially during Black History Month. Will you be watching to learn more about the Black Panther Party and Fred Hampton?