The Hate U Give — Official Trailer


added: Sun, Jun 24th '18

Author Angie Thomas' critically acclaimed hot-button bestseller "The Hate U Give," about an African-American teen girl who becomes a witness to a controversial police-involved shooting, has been adapted into a feature film, and the first official trailer has just been released online.

Amandla Stenberg (star of the upcoming superpowered teen thriller "The Darkest Minds" and who is also known for her role as Rue in "The Hunger Games") stars as Starr Carter, an African-American teenager who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood but goes to a rich, mostly white private school.

Starr's life is unexpectedly thrown into turmoil when her childhood best-friend (played by Detroit's Algee Smith) is shot and killed by a police officer during a routine traffic stop. As the sole witness to the fatal shooting, Starr finds herself smack in the middle of a politically and culturally divided city, which is currently being rocked by mass protest and civil unrest.

Directed by George Tillman Jr. (whose credits include "Men of Honor," "Notorious," and "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete"), the film also stars Russell Hornsby (Fences) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip) as Starr's parents, with supporting turns from Common, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae and Riverdale's KJ Apa.

"The Hate U Give" is scheduled to be released in theaters on October 19th.

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.


directed by   George Tillman, Jr.

starring   Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, Anthony Mackie

release date   October 19, 2018

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