Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out,” “Black Panther”) and Lakeith Stanfield (“Sorry to Bother You,” “Atlanta”) are in talks to star in the Ryan Coogler-produced “Jesus Was My Homeboy” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
The film will follow the rise and untimely demise of iconic Black Panther Party member and respected grass-roots civil rights activist Fred Hampton (Kaluuya), as seen through the eyes of William O’Neal (Stanfield) – the man who betrayed him to the FBI.
Hampton rose to become deputy chairman of the party and, marked as a threat in the eyes of the FBI, he was killed during a controversial raid by authorities. O’Neill provided the FBI with detailed plans of Hampton’s apartment and ultimately committed suicide himself in 1990.
“Creed” filmmaker Coogler and “Mudbound” producers MACRO are behind the project which Shaka King (“Newlyweeds”) will direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson (“Sea Oak”).