The Hate U Give is a 2018 American drama film directed by George Tillman, Jr..
20th Century Fox on Sunday, June 24, 2018 released the trailer:
The Hate U Give | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.
Starr Carter is a 16-year-old American girl who lives in the fictional, black neighborhood of Garden Heights, but attends a predominantly white private school Williamson Prep. After a gun goes off at a party Starr is attending, Starr is driven home by her childhood best friend, Khalil. While driving home, they are stopped by a police officer for failing to signal a lane change. The officer barks orders at Khalil, such as to roll down the window and turn off the music. Khalil disagrees with the officer, who instructs him to exit the car. While outside the car, the officer retrieves Khalil's drivers license and instructs him to not move while the officer checks his ID in the police car. Khalil reaches through the driver-side window and he picks up a hairbrush. The officer shoots and kills Khalil. As Starr mourns over Khalil, the officer realizes that he was holding a hairbrush, not a gun. Khalil's killing becomes a national news story. Starr's identity as the witness is initially kept secret from about everyone outside Starr's family - leaving Starr's two best friends, Hailey Grant and Maya Yang, and Starr's boyfriend, Chris, who all attend Williamson Prep together, unaware of Starr's connection to the killing. Having to keep this secret weighs on Starr, as does her need to keep her Williamson and Garden Heights personas separate. Starr agrees to be interviewed on television and to testify in front of a grand jury after being encouraged by a civil rights lawyer, April Ofrah. While defending Khalil's character during her interview, in which her identity is hidden, she names the King Lords, the gang that controls her neighborhood. The gang retaliates by threatening Starr and her family, forcing them to move in with her Uncle Carlos, her mom's brother, who is a police detective. Carlos was a father figure to Starr when her father, Maverick, spent three years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Following his release, Maverick left the gang and became the owner of the Garden Heights grocery store where Starr and her half-brother Seven work. Maverick was only allowed to leave the King Lords because his false confession to a crime kept gang leader King from being locked up. King, widely feared in the neighborhood, now lives with Seven's mother and Seven's half-sister Kenya, who is friends with Starr.
Principal photography began on September 12, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia.
The film The Hate U Give was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF) and on October 5, 2018 (United States) by Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 133 minutes. With a budget of $23 million, the film grossed over $34.9 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
The Hate U Give got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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