Fresh off the massive success of the comedy Girls Trip, Regina Hall is set to star alongside Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby in the film adaptation of The Hate U Give.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hall is set to play Starr’s (Stenberg) mother, Lisa, alongside Hornsby who plays Starr’s father. The film will be directed by George Tillman Jr. with the adapted screenplay written by Audrey Wells.
Based on the Angie Thomas’ debut novel of the same name, the film will follow 16-year-old Starr as she attends a suburban prep school after having grown up in a poverty stricken area. She witnesses the murder of her best friend at the hands of a police officer. Starr knows that what she does next can affect both her community and yet, endanger her life.
The novel debuted at number one on the New York Times young-adult best-seller list when it was released and remained on the chart for 22 weeks. Thus far, a release date for the film has not been released.
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Next up for Hall is the Netflix comedy film Naked alongside Marlon Wayans, which premieres on the streaming service on August 11. Also, be sure to catch Regina in Girls Trip playing in theaters now!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter