Take a look at the first trailer to arrive for The Hate U Give, the upcoming adaptation of the bestselling novel by Angie Thomas.
Amandla Stenberg (Everything Everything) plays Starr Carter, a girl from a black neighbourhood who splits her time with the hood and the mostly white prep school that she attends. This cultural balance she’s become accustomed to is shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer.
It’s a nicely crafted, strong trailer, boding well for what could be a great film. The themes are no doubt highly important, particularly with how things have been in the last few years in the US, so hopefully The Hate U Give handles its discussion with maturity and gives us well drawn characters to follow.
The film is directed by George Tillman Jr., known for Soul Food, Notorious, and The Longest Ride, as well as episodes of Luke Cage and Power. The screenplay comes from Audrey Wells, whose credits include Under the Tuscan Sun, Shall We Dance and 2017’s A Dog’s Purpose.
The Hate U Give, also starring Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie, will open in the US on October19, 2018 and arrives in Australia on January 17, 2019.
Official synopsis for The Hate U Give:
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 HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.