Fox 2000, Temple Hill and State Street will work together to produce a film adaptation of The Hate U Give, the debut novel from A.C. Thomas. The Hunger Games star and activist Amandla Stenberg will star, with George Tillman Jr. of “The Longest Ride” to direct.
In The Hate U Give, Starr attends a suburban prep school after growing up in a slum. When a police officer shoots her unarmed best friend, she struggles to speak her truth as she balances between both worlds.
“Under the Tuscan Sun” sceenwriter Audrey Wells will write the script for The Hate U Give movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Feature photo from Amandla Stenberg’s Tumblr.