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Daniel Kaluuya & Lakeith Stanfield in Talks to Star in Black Panthers Film

LONDON, UK. February 10, 2019: Lakeith Stanfield arriving for the BAFTA Film Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Picture: Steve Vas / Daniel Kaluuya at the World premiere of Marvel's 'Black Panther' held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, USA on January 29, 2018.

Get Out actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield could soon be teaming up once more for a new film about the Black Panther Party (BPP) and activist Fred Hampton.

Deadline reports Kaluuya is in talks to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy as Hampton, the respected grass-roots civil rights activist who became chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Panthers organization and deputy chairman of the national BPP. In 1969, Hampton and fellow Panther Mark Clark were killed during a raid by a tactical unit carrying out orders from the Chicago PD and the FBI.

At a rally outside the U.S. Courthouse October 29, 1969, Dr. Benjamin Spock, background, listens to Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party. It was part of a protest against the trial of eight persons accused of conspiracy to cause a riot during the Democratic National Convention in 1968. (AP Photo/stf)

Atlanta actor Stanfield is in talks to play William O’Neal, the man who betrayed Hampton by working with the FBI. O’Neal provided the organization with detailed plans of Hampton’s home before the raid took place.

The film will be produced by Black Panther director Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King’s MACRO.


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