Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is set to star in a Black Lives Movement inspired film The Hate U Give.  Stenberg will play the role of a 16-year-old prep school student that witnesses a cop shoot her unarmed best friend and must testify in court.

The film is an adaption of the Angela Thomas’s book, The Hate U Give.  According to the Publishers Weekly the book caused a bidding war between 13 majors publishers.  The film will be directed by George Tilman Jr. who has worked on Barbershop and The Longest Ride.

Source:Complex

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