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Issa Rae Joins 'The Hate U Give' Opposite Amandla Stenberg

The coming-of-age film also includes Common, Regina Hall, Algee Smith, Russell Hornsby, and Lamar Johnson.
Issa Rae Joins ‘The Hate U Give’ Opposite Amandla Stenberg
Gilbert Carrasquillo

Insecure star and creator Issa Rae has landed a role in the upcoming coming-of-age drama The Hate U Give.

Variety reports that Rae will be joining the Amandla Stenberg-led film with a cast that also includes Algee Smith, Regina Hall, Common, Russell Hornsby, and Lamar Johnson.

Adapted from Angela Thomas’ debut novel of the same name, the film tells the story of a 16-year-old girl named Starr, who attends a suburban prep school after growing up in a poverty-stricken area. Starr witnesses police shoot her unarmed best friend and is soon torn between two different worlds. 

Rae’s Insecure is currently in its second season with a third recently announced. The actress and showrunner is also set to star in Empress of Serenity and recently appeared in JAY-Z’s video for “Moonlight.”

The Hate U Give is currently in development.