The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal. The story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal.
Trivia: Director Shaka King has described the initial idea for the film as "The Departed (2006) inside the world of COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program)." He thought it was a clever way to "sort of Trojan-horse a Fred Hampton biopic and introduce the world, you know, a great segment of the world who is unaware of who he was, and is highly unaware of the Panthers' politics and ideology."
Also Known As: Untitled Fred Hampton Project
Jesus Was My Homeboy
Judas y el mesías negro
Judas e o Messias Negro
Jesus Is My Homeboy
Release Date: 12 Feb 2021
Writers: Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenneth Lucas, Keith Lucas
Award: Showing all 5 wins and 11 nominations
Filming Locations: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Runtime: 126 min
Production Co: Bron Creative, MACRO, Participant