Watch first trailer for The Hate U Give

The coming-of-age movie opens in the fall.

June 25, 2018

Amandla Stenberg and Issa Rae star on the first trailer for The Hate U Give, a young adult movie based on Angela Thomas’ debut novel of the same name.

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Here's the official description of the movie: "Starr Carter [Stenberg] 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."

George Tillman Jr. is directing the movie. Additional cast members include Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Common, and Riverdale star K.J. Apa. The film comes out October 19.

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