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issa rae and amandla stenberg set to co-star in coming-of-age drama ‘the hate u give’

August 24, 2017
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Insecure’s Issa Rae and Amandla Stenberg are slated to star opposite each other in the upcoming coming of age drama ‘The Hate U Give’. Based on the heartbreaking novel of the same name, ‘The Hate U Give’ follows 16-year-old Starr (Stenberg) who witnesses the unarmed shooting of her best friend by a police officer. Confronted with the harsh realities of racial dynamics in America and the seeming powerlessness of her voice, Starr must decide whether or not to take action and how.

The film is being directed by George Tillman Jr. and will also star Regina Hall, Common, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, and Lamar Johnson.