If you’re like me, you’re probably reading the headline with movie titled “The Hate U Give” and wondering to yourselves if this has anything to do with 2Pac’s acronym for Thug-Life, well, certainly the idea for the movie title was spawned from the late-great legend but it’s far from what you think. Amandla Stenberg who plays the role as (Starr) in this film witness the killing of her childhood best friend Khalil by the police.
Traumatized and confused at what she saw led her to become a key figure/ activist in being the voice for the voiceless. Film was directed by George Tillman Jr., and it’s slated for release October 19th. Trailer below.
Amandla Stenberg As Starr Cater
Regina Hall As Lisa Carter
Russell Hornsby As Maverick Carter
Issa Rae As April Ofrah
Alee Smith As Khalil
K.J. Apa As Chrish
Dominique Fishback As Kenya
Lamar Johnson As Seven Carter
Anthony Mackie As King
Rayven Symone Ferrell as Denaisa
— The Hate U Give (@TheHateUGive) June 25, 2018