Amandla Stenberg to star in THE HATE U GIVE

THE HATE U GIVE has found its star in activist and The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg.

Amandla Stenberg will be starring in the adaptation of The Hate U Give, Angela Thomas’s YA novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Fox 2000 won a bidding war for the film rights, and George Tillman Jr will be directing; his recent film credits include The Longest Ride and Faster.

Amandla was originally known for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, but in recent years has garnered traction in the Black Lives Matter movement and in her role as an activist.

Check out Bustle’s book description:

The main character, Starr, is busy trying to navigate life in an impoverished neighborhood while attending an upper-class private school when her life is turned upside down after witnessing a police officer shoot one of her friends.


Amandla Stenberg