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.