The Hate U Give, based on the 2017 novel of the same name by author Angie Thomas, is exactly what you think it might be about. The synopsis is as follows:
Starr Carter (Played by Amandla Stenberg) 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.
Today, the first trailer for the film has been released. Check it out below:
The Hate U Give co-stars Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, KJ Apa, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Issa Rae, Lamar Johnson, and Common. It is directed by George Tillman Jr. and is set to hit theaters October 19th.