Judas and the Black Messiah, The Little Things, Locked Down set for March UK release
James R | On 05, Mar 2021
Judas and the Black Messiah, The Little Things, Locked Down will all be released online in the UK this March, Warner Bros has confirmed.
Inspired by true events, Judas and the Black Messiah is directed by Shaka King from a screenplay by Will Berson & King. It stars Oscar nominee Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, who at the age of 21 was assassinated by the FBI, who coerced a petty criminal named William O’Neal to help them silence him and the Black Panther Party. But they could not kill Fred Hampton’s legacy. The film co-stars LaKeith Stanfield as William O’Neal, alongside Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders and Martin Sheen. It was originally planned to be released in cinemas on 26th February, but this was postponed due to cinemas still being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
John Lee Hancock’s The Little Things stars Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto. The psychological thriller follows Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington), who is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorising the city. Leading the hunt, LA Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case. The film was set for a cinema release on 12th and was similarly postponed.
Now, we can confirm they will both be released by Warner Bros as premium VOD rentals from 11th March in the UK, following in the footsteps of Warner’s premium VOD release of Wonder Woman 1984 earlier this year.
They will be joined by Locked Down, a heist set during the coronavirus lockdown. Directed by Doug Liman, it stars Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Just as they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Co-habitation is proving to be a challenge, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way.
Priced at approximately £15.99 each, this triple-bill of big-hitting releases will be available to watch for 48 hours once rented on participating digital retailers, including iTunes/Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Rakuten TV, TalkTalk TV, Sky Store, CHILI, Microsoft Store and BT TV.
Judas and the Black Messiah will also be available on BFI Player as part of a three-day event to mark the film’s release, including virtual discussions with the cast and crew, a film collection specially curated for BFI Player subscribers by Shaka King and poetry.
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Little Things