The first trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah, a biopic focusing on Fred Hampton, has just arrived but when is the release date for the Daniel Kaluuya film?

Thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the world of film and TV has faced delays like never before.

The often lucrative summer film season has been wiped out with releases postponed until later in the year or until 2021.

Judas and the Black Messiah, which stars Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemmons, is one such film to face delays but now a new trailer has landed.

But just when is the highly anticipated film due to hit cinemas?

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – Official Trailer

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Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), a prominent member of the Black Panther Party during the late 1960s.

The film focuses on the betrayal of William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield) as he helped the FBI with an investigation into the rising figure in the Black Panther Party.

While the events of the film take place in 1969, they remain hugely poignant to this day, especially with the Black Lives Matter movement emerging around the world following the death of George Floyd in May 2020.

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When was Judas and the Black Messiah filmed?

Production on Judas and the Black Messiah took place during late 2019.

Filming on the project began in late September in Ohio and continued until filming ended on December 19th, 2019.

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Judas and the Black Messiah release date

  • Judas and the Black Messiah is to be released in 2021

Originally, Judas and the Black Messiah had been slated to release on August 21st, 2020, according to Deadline Hollywood, just three weeks away from the time of writing.

However, thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding cinemas reopening, the film has been delayed.

The exact release date has not been confirmed but the 2021 release window was confirmed when the film’s trailer landed on August 6th.

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