Jesus Was My Homeboy, a film about the assassinated Black Panther activist Fred Hampton, is working on bringing the picture to life with the likes of Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya and Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The project will be produced by Marvel's Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

If all goes through with the proposed deal, Daniel will play Fred "who quickly ascended the ranks of the Black Panther Party to become the chairman of the Illinois chapter and deputy chairman of the national party, before being assassinated at 21 during a coordinated raid by a tactical unit with orders from the FBI and Chicago PD."

Lakeith will play FBI agent William O’Neal who infiltrated his way into The Black Panthers and provided information that led to Fred's assassination. The film will be based on William's perspective on the highs and lows of Fred's life before his death.  


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We previously posted about Lakeith's other movie moves detailing how he's been tapped to star in Jordan Peele's reboot of the 1992 thriller, Candyman.

"The original was a landmark film for black representation in the horror genre. Alongside Night of the Living Dead, Candyman was a major inspiration for me as a filmmaker — and to have a bold new talent like Nia at the helm of this project is truly exciting. We are honored to bring the next chapter in the Candyman canon to life and eager to provide new audiences with an entry point to Clive Barker’s legend," Jordan said of the film.