HBO Insecure’s Issa Rae Joins The Hate U Give Adaptation

The George Tillman Jr.-directed film adaptation of Angela Thomas’s novel The Hate U Give has added another great talent to the cast: Insecure‘s Issa Rae. Currently, the adaptation features Russell Hornsby, Lamar Johnson, Regina Hall, Algee Smith, Common, and Amandla Stenberg.

Stenberg stars as 16-year-old Starr, who witnesses a police officer shooting her best friend, Khalil (Smith). It’s reported that Rae will play April, an activist “that helps Starr find her voice” as the teenager struggles to navigate “the poverty-stricken slum she has grown up in and the upper-crust suburban prep school she attends.” I’m very excited to see the Insecure star in her first on-screen film role. Rae is an excellent comedic talent who’s never shied away from addressing heavier topics in her show, making her an excellent fit for the activist role.


Are you looking forward to seeing the stellar The Hate U Give cast on screen?

(via Shadow and Act, image: HBO)

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