How the cast of ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ gave back to Cleveland

SOURCE: WKYC 3 Studios | Megan Gallagher
February 12, 2021

CLEVELAND — “Judas and the Black Messiah,” a movie adapted from a screenplay written by King and Will Berson and based on the story of the betrayal of Chicago Black Panther Fred Hampton in the late 1960s, is now out in theaters and streaming on HBO Max.

A majority of the film was shot in Cleveland in 2019, and stars actors like Lakeith Stanfield of FX’s “Atlanta,” Daniel Kaluuya from “Get Out” and Black Panther,” and Jesse Plemons of “Breaking Bad.” It also gave so many budding Cleveland actors a chance to stay in such a large film.

The cast and crew took in the city as they filmed, so much so that they also took time to give back. A majority of them stopped by the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio.