Macro and 'Black Panther' Director Set to Produce 'Jesus Was My Homeboy'

Posted by on February 20, 2019

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Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King’s Macro (Mudbound) are producing movie Jesus Was My Homeboy, about iconic Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton, for Warner Bros. The film is a part of Macro's first-look deal with Warner Bros. 

Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to star as activist Hampton with Atlanta and Sorry To Bother You star Lakeith Stanfield in talks to play William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton to the FBI. Shaka King (Newlyweeds) will direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson (Sea Oak).

The film will follow the rise and untimely demise of Hampton as seen through O’Neal’s eyes. It will explore how the FBI infiltrated the Black Panthers, the psychology of their informant and the notorious assassination of the young political leader who died at 21.

NALIP was proud to partner with Macro at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to host 'Producing the Latinx Pipeline'. Congratulations to Charles D. King on his accomplishments.  He held 'A Signature Conversation with Charles D. King' at the 2018 NALIP Media Summit. 

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