Talks are already on for Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy. The movie is about the assassinated Black Panther activist Fred Hampton.
The Warner Bros. project will be produced by Ryan Coogler alongside Charles King’s Macro. Shaka King will direct from a script he wrote with Will Berson.
Kaluuya is expected to play Hampton, an enigmatic activist who swiftly rose above the ranks in the Black Panther Party and became chairman of the Illinois chapter.
He also achieved Deputy Chairmanship of the national party before he was assassinated in a coordinated raid by a tactical unit ordered by the FBI and Chicago Police Department.
The talented Stanfield will take on the role of William O’Neal, a FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panthers and availed information which led to Hampton’s assassination.
Kaluuya, an English actor and writer with Ugandan roots, was last seen in Steve McQueen’s Widows. His role in the blockbuster movie Black Panther also raised him to become one of the best actors in the world.