First photo from Amandla Stenberg-starrer adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’

As we reported last year, Amandla Stenberg is leading the YA adaptation The Hate U Give, based on a critically acclaimed novel of same name inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The movie has begun principal photography in Atlanta on September 12, 2017, and will be released by Twentieth Century Fox. Angie Thomas, writer of the novel, shared a first photo from the set featuring Amandla, … Continue reading First photo from Amandla Stenberg-starrer adaptation ‘The Hate U Give’

Gwendoline Christie joins Amandla Stenberg in ‘The Darkest Minds’ adaptation

The Darkest Mind adaptation has roped in a second The Hunger Games alum. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gwendoline Christie is joining Amandla Stenberg in the dystopian movie, adapted from the YA novel of same name. Christie, known for her roles in Game of Thrones and Star Wars, played District 2’s Commander Lyme in Mockingjay: Part 2. TDM follows Ruby Daly (Stenberg), a telekinitic teenager who escapes the Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She … Continue reading Gwendoline Christie joins Amandla Stenberg in ‘The Darkest Minds’ adaptation

New poster for Amandla Stenberg-starrer ‘Everything, Everything’

The first poster for Amandla Stenberg‘s Everything, Everything is here. Check it out below: Everything, Everything is based on Nicola Yoon’s YA novel of the same name. The movie tie-in edition, featuring Amandla in a variation on the poster, which you can check out here. The movie hits theaters May 19. TW: Ableism. Continue reading New poster for Amandla Stenberg-starrer ‘Everything, Everything’

Watch: First trailer for Amandla Stenberg-starrer adaptation of ‘Everything, Everything’

The first trailer for the movie adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s YA novel, Everything, Everything, is here. It stars The Hunger Games alum Amandla Stenberg in the leading role, Madeline, who lives an isolated life due to an immunodeficiency disease. Watch the trailer, featuring Naught Boy’s Runnin’ (Lose It All) with Beyonce’s vocals, below. What do you think of the trailer? Continue reading Watch: First trailer for Amandla Stenberg-starrer adaptation of ‘Everything, Everything’

First look at Amandla Stenberg in ‘Where Hands Touch’

Variety has released the first still from upcoming drama set in Nazi Germany, Where Hands Touch, featuring Amandla Stenberg and George MacKay. While the timing of a project that seemingly humanizes a Nazi character will raise flags, filmmaker Amma Asante notes that the purpose of the story is “to shine a light on the existence of German children of color who were forced to grow up under Hitler’s rule, … Continue reading First look at Amandla Stenberg in ‘Where Hands Touch’

Amandla Stenberg to lead dystopian story ‘The Darkest Minds’ adaptation

Our Rue is on a roll! After being cast in the adaptation Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon, Amandla Stenberg will lead the adaptation of Alex Bracken’s YA dystopian story, The Darkest Minds. Amandla will play Ruby Daly, a telekinitic teenager who escapes the Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River—and joins a group of kids … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg to lead dystopian story ‘The Darkest Minds’ adaptation

Amandla Stenberg cast in YA adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s ‘Everything, Everything’

The Hunger Games alum Amandla Stenberg has signed on to a new YA adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amandla is cast as the lead in the adaptation of Everything, Everything. The Nicola Yoon book follows the life of Maddy, who suffers from an immunity disease that renders her allergic to everything and thus  isolated from the world. When she gets a new neighbor, Olly, she begins to fall in … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg cast in YA adaptation of Nicola Yoon’s ‘Everything, Everything’

Amandla Stenberg cameos in Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade

Beyoncé’s latest project, visual album titled Lemonade, is being hailed as a stunning combination of art and politics – a mediation on black American womanhood. The hour-long video has several celebrity cameos, including Serena Williams, Quvenzhané Wallis and The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg. The twelve-track album, previously released on TIDAL, is now available on iTunes. Continue reading Amandla Stenberg cameos in Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade

Watch: Amandla Stenberg’s acceptance speech at BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock’

At the BET Awards’ 10th Annual Black Girls Rock! ceremony last Tuesday, actress Amandla Stenberg was presented with the Young, Gifted and Black Award. Amandla made a powerful acceptance speech. Click on the image below to watch. Amandla also attended the WE Day California event on April 7. Besides speaking on-stage, she talked about having a voice and more in a quick interview. WWD: You’re very … Continue reading Watch: Amandla Stenberg’s acceptance speech at BET’s ‘Black Girls Rock’

Amandla Stenberg cast in movie adaptation of Black Lives Matter-inspired YA novel

One of our favorite Tributes is moving on to another adaptation. Amandla Stenberg, who played the role of District 11’s Rue, will star in the movie based on the yet-to-be-released YA novel The Hate U Give. According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX 2000 won the rights in a bidding. The project will be directed by George Tillman Jr. Publisher’s Weekly describes the novel, written by A.C. Thomas, as: the … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg cast in movie adaptation of Black Lives Matter-inspired YA novel