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- Chris Bumbray
Antoine Fuqua is developing a movie about Black Panther leader Fred Hampton at Sony as part of a first-look deal he has signed with the studio.
The untitled movie is a passion project for Fuqua. It’s based on Jeffrey Haas’ book “The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther,” which has been adapted by Chris Smith.
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Hampton was killed in 1969 while sleeping in his apartment during a raid conducted by a state tactical unit in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His death was ruled as a justifiable homicide by the inquest. A civil lawsuit resulted in a settlement of $1.85 million in 1982.
The first film under Fuqua’s deal will be “The Equalizer 2,” which will hit theaters on Sept. 14, 2018. The film marks the »
- Dave McNary
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