Hollywood explores Panther betrayal in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'

Los Angeles (AFP) – “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Hollywood’s latest Oscar contender based on the 1960s US civil rights movement, turns a tragic historical story of treachery into a modern and urgent call-to-action, its cast and director said Tuesday. The Warner Bros biopic starring Daniel Kaluuya, out in theaters and on HBO Max streaming February 12, re-examines the life of young Black Panther leader Fred Hampton alongside the FBI informant who betrayed him. Produced by Ryan Coogler — director of Marvel superhero film “Black Panther” — the film follows Hampton’s attempts to galvanize Chica…

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