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This YA Novel Is About To Become A Movie And You’ll Wanna Read It Before It Does

The #1 NYT bestseller is going to the big screen.

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In case you SOMEHOW haven't heard, The Hate U Give is a YA novel that debuted this year by author Angie Thomas, and it's gathered much well-deserved attention and success.

Get ready to be SUPER EXCITED, because filming for the movie has just started, and the entire cast is brimming with talent.

No lie - I got teary-eyed when I saw this. Meet the Carter family 😊@TheHateUGive #theHateUGive

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Amandla Stenberg will portray the protagonist, Starr.

Algee Smith will play Starr's best friend, Khalil.

Lamar Johnson is cast as Seven, Starr's brother.

Regina Hall will play Lisa Carter, Starr's mother.

Russell Hornsby will portray Big Mav, Starr's father.

Common will play Uncle Carlos.

Issa Rae will portray April Ofrah.

You can see the full cast here. In the meantime, we'll just TRY to patiently wait for release day information!

On set of, The Hate U Give, with @amandlastenberg

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