‘Insecure’ Star Issa Rae Added to Cast of ‘The Hate U Give’

The Hate U Give cast is so spectacular that we can’t even put into words how much we love it. We won’t stop telling you how amazing this book is and how, if you read anything, you need to pick up this book.


We’re big fans of Insecure on HBO, so we’re excited that creator and star Issa Rae has been added to the cast of The Hate U Give.


Rae will play April, the activist that helps Stenberg’s character. She helps her find the courage to speak about the gunning down of her best friend by the police.

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 gunned down by the police and must find the best way to speak out about the incident while gravitating both worlds.

The Hate U Give was optioned by Fox 2000, Temple Hill and State Street in 2016. The book has spent 25 weeks on the New York Times young adult best-seller list. George Tillman, Jr. is set to direct.

The movie also stars Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, and Common.

There is no release date as of yet, but the movie is currently filming.

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