Based on the critically acclaimed NYT bestselling novel by Angie Thomas, THE HATE U GIVE is poised to turn storytelling in the age of blatant police brutality and 911 being treated like a personal complaint counter on its head. The Hate U Give trailer dropped during the BET Awards Sunday, June 24, 2018.
Official Synopsis: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor-mostly black-neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
The film adaptation stars: Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie rounding out the rest of the key players.
Watch The Hate U Give Trailer Now:
The Hate U Give directed by George Tillman, Jr. and boasting a screenplay written by Audrey Wells hits theaters October 19, 2018
Who is Angie Thomas?
Angie Thomas resides in Jackson, Mississippi, you can still hear her home in her voice. She is a former teen rapper whose greatest accomplishment was an article about her in Right-On! Magazine with a picture included. She holds a BFA in creative writing from Belhaven University and is an inaugural winner of the Walter Dean Myers Grant 2015, awarded by We Need Diverse Books. The Hate U Give is her debut novel. And if you’re not following her on @ACThomasBooks you’re seriously missing out.
The Hate U Give author shares how the novel came to be:
The Hate U Give debuted at number one on the NYT bestseller list young adult titles keeps recapturing the number one spot.
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