COOGLER Developing Film About a Real Life BLACK PANTHER - Report

Ryan Coogler
Ryan Coogler
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Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya
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Lakeith Stanfield
Lakeith Stanfield
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Black Panther co-writer/director Ryan Coogler is set to produce the film Jesus Was My Homeboy about the life of Black Panther activist Fred Hampton, according to Deadline.

The Hollywood trade also reports Black Panther's Daniel Kaluuya is in talks to portray Hampton in the film, while Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield is in talks to play William O'Neal, one of Hampton's fellow activists who turned him into the FBI, leading to Hampton's death during a police raid.

Newlyweeds director Shaka King will reportedly direct Jesus Was My Homeboy, which will follow O'Neal's point of view through Hampton's charismatic rise in the Black Panther party and onto the FBI's radar, culminating in his death at age 21 in 1969.

No projected release date for Jesus Was My Homeboy was reported.

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