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.