Oh, The Hate U Give, you just keep upping the game and we’re not mad at you in the least bit for it. This cast is already phenomenal with Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, and Common starring.
Added to the cast is Sabrina Carpenter, who you may know from Girl Meets World.
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.
Carpenter will play Hailey, a girl that goes prep school with Starr. She’s a socialite and she tries to convince Starr that Khalid’s death didn’t have anything to do with race.
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.
There is no release date set yet.