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Butler actor has role in soon-to-be-released movie

January 15, 2021 Digital Media Exclusive

Butler actor Jonathan Scialabba plays a Chicago cop in the upcoming movie, “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

He's been a prison guard, a gambling addict and a murder victim.

But it all looks good on the resume of Butler actor Jonathan Scialabba, who will next be on screen as a brutal cop in the upcoming movie, “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Because of the pandemic, the Warner Brothers movie will be released to both theaters and on the HBO-Max streaming service Feb. 12.

Scialabba, who graduated from Butler High School in 1995, plays a Chicago police officer in the movie based on real events in 1969.

This is an excerpt from a story that appears in Sunday's Butler Eagle.