The Hate U Give Movie

Find your voice, change the world.

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 Who’s Involved:


Regina Hall, Issa Rae, Amandla Stenberg, Sabrina Carpenter, Common, Anthony Mackie, Audrey Wells, Marty Bowen, George Tillman, Jr., Lamar Johnson… more »


 Release Date:

Friday, October 5, 2018 (Nationwide)

mature thematic elements, some violent content, drug material and language
 Runtime: N/A
 Language: English

Plot: What’s the story about?

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. 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.

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Who stars in The Hate U Give: Cast List

Amandla Stenberg … Starr

Bodies Bodies Bodies, Wildwood

Regina Hall

Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul., Me Time

Russell Hornsby

Fences, Creed II

Lamar Johnson … Seven

X-Men: Dark Phoenix, All The Bright Places


The Informer, Suicide Squad

Issa Rae

Barbie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Anthony Mackie

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Algee Smith

Detroit, Judas And The Black Messiah

Sabrina Carpenter

Emergency, Tall Girl 2

K.J. Apa

A Dog’s Purpose, The Last Summer

Who’s making The Hate U Give: Crew List

A look at the The Hate U Give behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film’s director George Tillman, Jr. last directed The Longest Ride and The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister And Pete. The film’s writer Audrey Wells last wrote A Dog’s Purpose and The Smurfs.


Audrey Wells


Marty Bowen
Wyck Godfrey
Robert Teitel

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Production: What we know about The Hate U Give?

Key Facts

  1. “Due to the controversy surrounding his past comments and behavior, Kian Lawley will no longer appear in The Hate U Give. The studio plans to recast the role of Chris and reshoot scenes as needed,” a 20th Century Fox rep said in a statement (2/5/2018).
  2. A 16-year-old girl witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend and as a result is torn between very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.
  3. Regina Hall will play Lisa, Starr’s mother while Russell Hornsby is playing Starr’s father, while Lamar Johnson will play Seven, Starr’s older brother (8/6/17).
  4. Based on the Angela Thomas’ debut novel.

Filming Timeline

  1. April 2018: The film was in Completed status.
  2. September 2017: The film was in Production status.

    Began principal photography in Atlanta on September 12, 2017.

  3. March 2016: The film was in Development status.

The Hate U Give Release Date: When was the film released?

The Hate U Give was released in 2018 on Friday, October 5, 2018 (Nationwide release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including A Star Is BornVenom and Bayou Caviar.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, January 222019
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