The Tight Rope

The Lucas Bros. & Lil Rel - Judas and the Black Messiah

February 12, 2021

Today's Tight Rope Special Edition features the Lucas Brothers -- co-writers for the new film JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH -- and actor Lil Rel Howery who had a powerful cameo in the film. JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH -- directed by Shaka King and produced by Ryan Coogler and Charles King -- tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his betrayal by FBI informant William O'Neal. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, Lakeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, Martin Sheen as J. Edgar Hoover, and JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH is set to premiere in theaters and on HBO Max February 12th.


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