Shaka King will direct and produce from a script he wrote with Will Berson. It will focus on the infamous 1969 death of Hampton, who was shot and killed in his own apartment during a police and FBI raid. His death was ruled a justifiable homicide, but a civil lawsuit resulted in a $1.85 million settlement in 1982.
Kaluuya is in talks to play Hampton and Stanfield would play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who later committed suicide.
The two actors shared a pivotal scene in Jordan Peele's hit horror movie in which Stanfield's semi-catatonic character warns Kaluuya's to "Get out!"