Common has joined the cast of The Hate U Give and we’re thrilled.
Casting already includes Amandla Stenberg along with Lamar Johnson, Algee Smith, Russell Hornsby and Regina Hall.
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.
He will be playing Starr’s uncle, who is also a police officer.
George Tillman Jr. will direct the adaptation of Angela Thomas’ book. No release date has been set.