Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery preciously starred in Get Out (2017).
This is the second of two movies to be release in 2020 to star Lakeith Stanfied and Lil Rel Howery. They previously were in The Photograph (2020).
This movie shows how William O'Neal infiltrated the Black Panther Party and lead the Leader Fred Hampton to his untimely death
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery previously starred in Get Out (2017).
This is the third movie featuring Lakeith Stanfield and Lil Rel. they were previously in The Photograph (2020) and Get Out (2017).
LaKeith Stanfield and Lil Rel Howery previously worked together in The Photograph (2020) where they played brothers. Coincidentally, another one of their co-stars from that movie, Kelvin Harrison Jr. portrayed Fred Hampton in a separate film, The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020).
LaKeith Stanfield stated in an interview that he needed therapy after his portrayal of William O'Neal.
The title is not shown until all the other opening titles have finished. The title itself is not shown all at once, but word by word, usually with white letters on a black background. The word "black," however, is black lettering on a white background.
Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, and Lil Rel Howery previously worked together in Get Out (2017).
Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) was the first film with all black producers to be nominated in the Academy Awards' Best Picture category.
In reality, it is unknown if Bill O'Neal was actually the person who poisoned Fred Hampton.
In a scene where the car is being chased, the song "Love's Gone Bad" by Chris Clark (recorded in 1966) can be heard. Chris was a Motown recording artist who made 2 albums for the label, "Soul Sounds" and "C.C. Rides Again." Chris went on to earn an Oscar nomination for co-writing the screenplay for Lady Sings the Blues (1972), starring Diana Ross.
First film with more than two African-American producers to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Picture. It is also the first Best Picture nominee to have all black producers, at 3; Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler.
Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield were portraying their roles at ages 31 and 29, respectively. However, Fred Hampton was only 21 years old in time of his death and William O'Neal was just 17 during the events.
Director Shaka King's second feature film since Newlyweeds (2013), his feature film debut.
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