“Insecure” creator and star Issa Rae has joined the coming-of-age drama “The Hate U Give” at Fox 2000. George Tillman Jr. is directing from Audrey Wells’ script based on Angela Thomas’ debut novel.
Amandla Stenberg plays a sixteen-year-old girl raised in poverty who now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she’s torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.
Rae will play April, the activist that helps Stenberg’s character find her voice and speak up. Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common co-star.