So many adaptations coming up, but we can’t wait to see The Hate U Give come to life on the big screen. The book was absolutely fabulous, so we can only imagine how amazing the movie is going to be.
Casting already includes Amandla Stenberg along with Lamar Johnson, Russell Hornsby and Regina Hall. But an important role has been cast and it’s a face that you may recognize from Detroit. Algee Smith has been added to the cast.
If you aren’t familiar with the book – first, I encourage you to go out and get yourself a copy. The book is about Starr, a girl who came from a poverty stricken neighborhood, but now attends a prep school. She saw her best friend get by the police and must find the best way to speak out about the incident while gravitating both worlds.
Algee Smith with play Khalil, Starr’s best friend.
The book is one of the most powerful things that I have ever read.
The Hate U Give was optioned by Fox 2000, Temple Hill and State Street in 2016. The book has spend 23 weeks on the New York Times young adult best-seller list.
Be sure to pick up a copy now and read it. You won’t regret it.