The story will follow a 16-year old who must deal with the aftermath of witnessing a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend.
Teen activist and actress Amandla Stenberg has been cast to star in Fox 2000’s adaptation of The Hate U Give, Angela Thomas’s upcoming debut novel.
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Inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” movement, the story follows Starr (played by Stenberg), a 16-year old who attends a suburban prep school and must deal with the aftermath of witnessing a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend.
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According to THR, the adaption’s script will be written by Audrey Wells, who adapted Under the Tuscan Sun, and will be directed by Notorious director, George Tilman Jr.
An ecstatic Angela Thomas took to Twitter to announce the news:
We applaud all of this Black Girl Magic!