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Amandla Stenberg In Black Lives Matter Film

In a role fitting for her personal social and racial politics, Amandla Stenberg is set to star in the film adaptation of the upcoming hot topic book, The Hate U Give, by Angela Thomas.

The author’s debut novel, influenced by Tupac’s T.H.U.G. tattoo, is inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Last week, the project sparked a bidding war from various production houses. The winning suitors were Fox 2000, Tillman Hill and State Street.

The story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr, who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum and now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she tries to speak her truth as her existence in two very different worlds becomes a challenge.

Stenberg, who had a successful run in the Hunger Games as Rue, is a verbal advocate for race equality, and she makes sure that her generation stays woke when it comes to social injustices.

Her artistry paired with the theme of the movie is sure to be a heart-grabbing experience.

The Hate U Give will be directed by George Tillman Jr., and he’ll be working with a screenplay based off of a script adaptation written by Audrey Wells.

Full production details have yet to be released, but we’ll keep this on our radar.