Ryan Coogler never ceases to amaze us and his body of work continues to sizzle. Today it was announced via Deadline that the Black Panther director will produce the movie Jesus Was My Homeboy along with MACRO founder and Mudbound producer Charles D. King.
The film which will be distributed by Warner Bros is about Black Panther Party member Fred Hampton. Hampton was tragically killed during a raid by a tactical unit of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation in December 1969.
According to the exclusive report, 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.
Executive producers are Sev Ohanian, Zinzi Coogler and MACRO’s Kim Roth and Poppy Hanks.
Widows and Black Panther star Kaluuya is currently filming Universal’s Queen And Slim.
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Jamie Broadnax is the creator of the online publication and multimedia space for Black women called Black Girl Nerds. Jamie has appeared on MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and The Grio's Top 100. Her Twitter personality has been recognized by Shonda Rhimes as one of her favorites to follow. She is a member of the Critics Choice Association and executive producer of the Black Girl Nerds Podcast.