Amandla Stenberg & Algee Smith Star In Powerful First Trailer for ‘The Hate U Give’

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Angie Thomas’ powerful bestseller The Hate U Give made a splash at the BET Awards this weekend dropping its first trailer.

The film stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter, a young girl caught between two worlds. She lives in a poor, mostly black, neighborhood but she also attends a rich, mostly white, prep school. 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 almost 2 and a half minute trailer already felt very powerful so we cannot wait to see the full movie. The film also stars Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Issa Rae, KJ Apa, Algee Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Common & Anthony Mackie and is set to hit theaters October 19, 2018.

Watch the full trailer above.

1Chris (KJ Apa) & Starr (Amandla Stenberg)

KJ Apa & Amandla Stenberg in ‘The Hate U Give’ / 20th Century Fox

KJ Apa stepped in to the role of Starr’s boyfriend Chris during reshoots after Kian Lawley was cut out of the movie when old controversial tweets and videos surfaced.

2Starr & Khalil

Amandla Stenberg & Algee Smith in ‘The Hate U Give’ / 20th Century Fox

Starr and Khalil reconnect at a party.

3Starr’s Friends

Megan Lawless, Amandla Stenberg & Sabrina Carpenter in ‘The Hate U Give’ / 20th Century Fox

Maya (Lawless) and Hailey (Carpenter) are friends of Starr’s and they play on the basketball team together. Maya and Starr end up realizing that Hailey may not be the kind of friend they want.

4Siblings

Amandla Stenberg & Lamar Johnson in ‘The Hate U Give’ / 20th Century Fox

Starr walks the halls of Williamson with her older half-brother Seven (Lamar Johnson).

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