February 21, 2019
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Lakeith Stanfield keeps a job and if you’ve ever seen his work on the big or small screen, you absolutely know why! Last summer rumors surfaced of the 27-year-old starring in Lee Daniels‘ Billie Holiday biopic alongside Andra Day and earlier this month we reported on the Atlanta actor starring in the Candyman remake.
And now he’s in talks for another iconic role.
Ryan Coogler has tapped Stanfield and his Get Out co-star Daniel Kaluuya, to star in Jesus Was My Homeboy, a movie about the assassinated Black Panther activist Fred Hampton.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Kaluuya would play Hampton, the enigmatic activist and organizer 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 the Chicago Police Department. Stanfield would play William O’Neal, the FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panthers and provided information that assisted in Hampton’s assassination.”
Sounds good right? Coogler, who is also hard at work on Space Jam 2, will team up with Warner Brothers and MACRO’s Charles King to bring the movie to life.
TELL US: Good casting?