The production team that powered Judas and the Black Messiah is partnering with actor and comedian Lil' Rel Howery for a new film. Shaka King will direct the project and write the script while Ryan Coogler, Charles D. King and Howery will produce the film. The title and plot of the film are still being kept under wraps, but it is reportedly about an "American political insurrection." The Hollywood Reporter adds that the project is set in "modern times" and may span "several genres."
King, Coogler and King achieved great success with their previous joint effort, Judas and the Black Messiah, in February. Starring Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, the film debuted on HBO Max and received overwhelmingly favorable reviews before making a major run during awards season. The film took home a BET Award, one Golden Globe Award and two Academy Awards. The movie's soundtrack also debuted at #12 on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart.
Beyond this film, Charles D. King is working on a documentary series called Outlaw: The Saga of Afeni and Tupac Shakur and an original film called Blue Bayou. Meanwhile, Lil' Rel Howery will star in several upcoming films like Space Jam: A New Legacy, National Champions, Vacation Friends and The Come Up. He also filmed a yet-to-be-released comedy special in Nashville five months ago. Not to mention, Coogler is kicking off production of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in Atlanta this summer.
Production partners, Proximity Media and MACRO, have not shared a potential release date for this developing film.
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