Judas and the Black Messiah trailer follows the rise and fall of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton – Daily Mail

Daniel Kaluuya delivers a powerful performance that could vault him among Oscar contenders this awards season as shown in the new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah.

Kaluuya (Get Out) portrays iconic Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), who infiltrated the group as part of a plea deal.

As he rises to power within the Black Panther party and is seen as a threat to the U.S. government, he is also getting ready to raise a family with his pregnant fiancee Deborah Johnson (Dominique Fishback).

Black Messiah: Daniel Kaluuya delivers a powerful performance that could vault him among Oscar contenders this awards season as shown in the new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah

Black Messiah: Daniel Kaluuya delivers a powerful performance that could vault him among Oscar contenders this awards season as shown in the new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah

Black Messiah: Daniel Kaluuya delivers a powerful performance that could vault him among Oscar contenders this awards season as shown in the new trailer for Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas: Kaluuya (Get Out) portrays iconic Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was betrayed by FBI informant William O'Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), who infiltrated the group as part of a plea deal

Judas: Kaluuya (Get Out) portrays iconic Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was betrayed by FBI informant William O'Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), who infiltrated the group as part of a plea deal

Judas: Kaluuya (Get Out) portrays iconic Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal (Lakeith Stanfield), who infiltrated the group as part of a plea deal

The trailer begins with Deborah telling Fred, ‘I wanna share something with you,’ as she begins to recite Fred a poem.

‘Like the masses, I was in awe, when I first laid eyes on all the things you are,’ she begins, as we see footage of Hampton arriving at an event where he delivers a powerful speech.

‘When I heard that speech, I knew we’d make noise. I just thought it’d be in the streets,’ she continues.

Poem: The trailer begins with Deborah telling Fred, 'I wanna share something with you,' as she begins to recite Fred a poem

Poem: The trailer begins with Deborah telling Fred, 'I wanna share something with you,' as she begins to recite Fred a poem

Poem: The trailer begins with Deborah telling Fred, ‘I wanna share something with you,’ as she begins to recite Fred a poem

Speech: 'Like the masses, I was in awe, when I first laid eyes on all the things you are,' she begins, as we see footage of Hampton arriving at an event where he delivers a powerful speech

Speech: 'Like the masses, I was in awe, when I first laid eyes on all the things you are,' she begins, as we see footage of Hampton arriving at an event where he delivers a powerful speech

Speech: 'Like the masses, I was in awe, when I first laid eyes on all the things you are,' she begins, as we see footage of Hampton arriving at an event where he delivers a powerful speech

Speech: 'Like the masses, I was in awe, when I first laid eyes on all the things you are,' she begins, as we see footage of Hampton arriving at an event where he delivers a powerful speech

Speech: ‘Like the masses, I was in awe, when I first laid eyes on all the things you are,’ she begins, as we see footage of Hampton arriving at an event where he delivers a powerful speech

We also hear FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) proclaiming in front of a packed room of agents that the Black Panthers, ‘are the single greatest threat to our national security.

‘Our counter-intelligence program must prevent the rise of a Black Messiah,’ Hoover adds, while FBI agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) watches in the crowd.

Mitchell tells O’Neal in an interrogation room that he’s facing 18 months for the stolen car plus five years for impersonating a federal officer, ‘or you can go home.’

J. Edgar: We also hear FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) proclaiming in front of a packed room of agents that the Black Panthers, 'are the single greatest threat to our national security

J. Edgar: We also hear FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) proclaiming in front of a packed room of agents that the Black Panthers, 'are the single greatest threat to our national security

J. Edgar: We also hear FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) proclaiming in front of a packed room of agents that the Black Panthers, ‘are the single greatest threat to our national security

Threat: 'Our counter-intelligence program must prevent the rise of a Black Messiah,' Hoover adds, while FBI agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) watches in the crowd

Threat: 'Our counter-intelligence program must prevent the rise of a Black Messiah,' Hoover adds, while FBI agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) watches in the crowd

Threat: ‘Our counter-intelligence program must prevent the rise of a Black Messiah,’ Hoover adds, while FBI agent Roy Mitchell (Jesse Plemons) watches in the crowd

Interrogation: Mitchell tells O'Neal in an interrogation room that he's facing 18 months for the stolen car plus five years for impersonating a federal officer, 'or you can go home'

Interrogation: Mitchell tells O'Neal in an interrogation room that he's facing 18 months for the stolen car plus five years for impersonating a federal officer, 'or you can go home'

Interrogation: Mitchell tells O'Neal in an interrogation room that he's facing 18 months for the stolen car plus five years for impersonating a federal officer, 'or you can go home'

Interrogation: Mitchell tells O'Neal in an interrogation room that he's facing 18 months for the stolen car plus five years for impersonating a federal officer, 'or you can go home'

Interrogation: Mitchell tells O’Neal in an interrogation room that he’s facing 18 months for the stolen car plus five years for impersonating a federal officer, ‘or you can go home’

O’Neal becomes Mitchell’s eyes and ears within the Black Panther party, as he’s told to, ‘get close to Hampton.’

Hampton is seen delivering another rousing address where he reveals the Black Panther is, ‘forming a rainbow coalition of oppressed brothers and sisters of every color,’ as both Black and white people respond to his message.

Hampton is heard saying, ‘America is on fire right now, and until that fire is extinguished, nothing else means a damn thing. Imagine what we can accomplish together. We can heal this whole city.’

Get close: O’Neal becomes Mitchell’s eyes and ears within the Black Panther party, as he’s told to, ‘get close to Hampton’

Heal: Hampton is heard saying, 'America is on fire right now, and until that fire is extinguished, nothing else means a damn thing. Imagine what we can accomplish together. We can heal this whole city'

Heal: Hampton is heard saying, 'America is on fire right now, and until that fire is extinguished, nothing else means a damn thing. Imagine what we can accomplish together. We can heal this whole city'

Heal: Hampton is heard saying, ‘America is on fire right now, and until that fire is extinguished, nothing else means a damn thing. Imagine what we can accomplish together. We can heal this whole city’

O’Neal is seen in an interrogation room with Mitchell again, with O’Neal making it clear, ‘these aren’t no terrorists.’

One of Hampton’s close associates then tells him, ‘We’ve got a rat,’ as O’Neal gets worried he’s been exposed, though Mitchell says, ‘no one knows your identity.’

Johnson continues her poem amid a gun battle with Chicago cops, poignantly adding, ‘We scream and we shout and we live by this anthem/but is power to the people really worth the ransom.’

Not terrorists: O'Neal is seen in an interrogation room with Mitchell again, with O'Neal making it clear, 'these aren't no terrorists'

Not terrorists: O'Neal is seen in an interrogation room with Mitchell again, with O'Neal making it clear, 'these aren't no terrorists'

Not terrorists: O'Neal is seen in an interrogation room with Mitchell again, with O'Neal making it clear, 'these aren't no terrorists'

Not terrorists: O'Neal is seen in an interrogation room with Mitchell again, with O'Neal making it clear, 'these aren't no terrorists'

Not terrorists: O’Neal is seen in an interrogation room with Mitchell again, with O’Neal making it clear, ‘these aren’t no terrorists’

Hampton responds to the poem by telling Johnson, ‘When I dedicate my life to the people, I dedicate my life,’ seemingly knowing his fate before it happened.

Johnson argues he gets to, ‘go out there and talk about dying a revolutionary death because you don’t have another person growing inside your body.’   

The trailer ends with Hampton telling O’Neal, ‘Anywhere there’s people, there’s power.’

Life: Hampton responds to the poem by telling Johnson, 'When I dedicate my life to the people, I dedicate my life,' seemingly knowing his fate before it happened

Life: Hampton responds to the poem by telling Johnson, 'When I dedicate my life to the people, I dedicate my life,' seemingly knowing his fate before it happened

Life: Hampton responds to the poem by telling Johnson, ‘When I dedicate my life to the people, I dedicate my life,’ seemingly knowing his fate before it happened

Growing: Johnson argues he gets to, 'go out there and talk about dying a revolutionary death because you don't have another person growing inside your body'

Growing: Johnson argues he gets to, 'go out there and talk about dying a revolutionary death because you don't have another person growing inside your body'

Growing: Johnson argues he gets to, ‘go out there and talk about dying a revolutionary death because you don’t have another person growing inside your body’

Hampton was just 21 years of age when he was killed in December 1969 in a pre-dawn raid on his Chicago apartment, just 25 days before his son Fred Jr. was born.  

Shaka King (Newlyweds, High Maintenance) directs from a script he co-wrote with Will Berson (Scrubs).

Warner Bros. will release Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously on February 12.

Death: Hampton was just 21 years of age when he was killed in December 1969 in a pre-dawn raid on his Chicago apartment, just 25 days before his son Fred Jr. was born

Death: Hampton was just 21 years of age when he was killed in December 1969 in a pre-dawn raid on his Chicago apartment, just 25 days before his son Fred Jr. was born

Death: Hampton was just 21 years of age when he was killed in December 1969 in a pre-dawn raid on his Chicago apartment, just 25 days before his son Fred Jr. was born

Release: Warner Bros. will release Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously on February 12

Release: Warner Bros. will release Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously on February 12

Release: Warner Bros. will release Judas and the Black Messiah in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service simultaneously on February 12