Algee Smith Joins Cast Of George Tillman Jr.’s ‘The Hate U Give’

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Algee Smith Joins Cast Of George Tillman Jr.’s ‘The Hate U Give’
Posted by Wilson Morales

August 15, 2017

Source: THR

The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Algee Smith has joined the cast of The Hate U Give, the Fox 2000 project that George Tillman Jr. will direct.

An adaptation of Angela Thomas’ debut YA novel, which was inspired by Black Lives Matter, the story follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr (Amandla Sternberg) who grew up in a poverty-stricken slum, but 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.

Regina Hall will play the mother to Amandla Stenberg’s character (Starr) with Russell Hornsby as Starr’s father. Lamar Johnson will play Seven, Starr’s older brother.

Smith will play Starr’s childhood friend, Khalil.

The book was published Feb. 28 by Balzer + Bray and spent more than 13 weeks as No. 1 on the New York Times young adult best-seller list.

Smith is currently seen in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit with John Boyega. He was previously seen in BET’s miniseries The New Edition Story, where he played Ralph Tresvant.


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