The first official photo has been released from The Hate U Give, based on the bestselling YA novel by Angie Thomas and directed by George Tillman Jr. Entertainment Weekly reported that in the photo, "you can see Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) starring as the film's principal character, Starr Carter, and Algee Smith (Detroit) as her childhood best friend, Khalil. Here they're in a car together, appearing carefree--but to anyone who's read the book or is familiar with its story, the image has ominous undertones."
Tillman Jr. (Notorious) directs from a script by Audrey Wells (Under the Tuscan Sun, A Dog's Purpose). The cast also includes Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Common, Issa Rae, Anthony Mackie, and KJ Apa. The Hate U Give will be released later this year.