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Amandla Stenberg to star in film inspired by Black Lives Matter

Amandla Stenberg to star in film inspired by Black Lives Matter

by Samantha O'Connor, 24 March 2016

20th Century Fox subsidiary, Fox 2000 has won a bidding war to turn Angela Thomas' debut novel 'The Hate U Give' into a film. While George Tillman Jr. has signed up to direct, Amandla Stenberg will star in the film adaptation of the novel inspired by the Black Lives matter movement.

'The Hate U Give' tells the story of 16-year-old Starr, who navigates between the poverty-stricken area she's grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends. Her life is up-ended when she is an eyewitness to a police officer shooting her best friend, Khalil, who turns out to have been unarmed during the confrontation. Audrey Wells will adapt the novel to screenplay.

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