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‘The Hate U Give’ Releases First Trailer

“Find your voice, change the world.”

20th Century Fox released the first official trailer for the film based on Angie Thomas’ break-through young-adult novel, The Hate U Give, during Sunday night’s BET Awards ceremony. Initially, there was a teaser for the film released exclusively to attendees of this year’s BookCon, but now the world has been treated to a full-length trailer for this highly anticipated movie.

Directed by George Tillman, Jr., The Hate U Give stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter, a young black teenager who works on balancing two different worlds in her life: living in the poor and predominantly black neighborhood of Garden Heights, while also attending an upper-class and predominantly white school. It’s not easy, transitioning back and forth between her two lifestyles, but Starr makes it work; however, after she witnesses her best friend Khalil (Algee Smith) get fatally shot by a white police officer, the already strained link that connects her to both worlds becomes shattered. This tragedy catapults Starr into activism, advocating for justice not only for her best friend’s murder, but for every victim of police brutality and systemic racism.

In this emotionally gripping, powerful, and relevant tale, Starr Carter must find her voice within herself, and fight and stand up for what is right.

The Hate U Give will be released in theaters on Friday, October 19.

Watch the trailer for The Hate U Give above! For more information about the film, read more in the official press release below:

Official Synopsis:

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.  Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common and Anthony Mackie.


Release: October 19, 2018

Director: George Tillman, Jr.

Producers: Robert Teitel, George Tillman, Jr., Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey

Screenplay by: Audrey Wells


Based on the novel by Angie Thomas

Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie