Fox 2000 has moved up the release date for its adaptation of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give by two weeks to Oct. 5. It will now open in limited release, then expand the following week and go wide on Oct. 19.
Amandla Stenberg stars as a black teen with one foot in her black neighborhood, and the other at her predominantly-white high school. She witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, she must find her voice and stand up for what’s right.
Here’s the very first clip from the film, which just had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.