June 25, 2018 at 3:13 pm EST | by Mariah Cooper
Amandla Stenberg takes action in powerful ‘The Hate U Give’ trailer

Amandla Stenberg as Starr Carter in ‘The Hate U Give’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for its drama “The Hate U Give” which brings the #BlackLivesMatter movement to the big screen.

“The Hate U Give” stars Amandla Stenberg, who recently came out as gay, as Starr Carter, a teenage girl raised in a black neighborhood who attends a mostly white private school. As Starr learns to balance between the two worlds, her childhood friend Khalil (Algee Smith) is shot by a white police officer.

Starr finds herself stuck in the middle of her two communities as she figures out how to find her voice.

The film, based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Wells, is directed by George Tillman Jr. It also stars Regina Hall, Anthony Mackie, KJ Apa, Russell Hornsby, Sabrina Carpenter, Issa Rae, Lamar Johnson and Common.

“The Hate U Give” hits theaters on Oct. 19.

Watch below.

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