Amandla Stenberg is TIME’s Next Generation Leader

TIME Magazine’s October cover story focuses on next generation leaders, including rising activists, artists and athletes. The Hunger Games actress Amandla Stenberg is one of the featured. The story discusses Amandla’s projects, including the YA adaptation, The Hate U Give, in theaters this Friday, and her popular activism which can be traced back to the 2015 video, “Don’t Cash My Cornrows.” Although Stenberg got her start in films … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg is TIME’s Next Generation Leader

Amandla Stenberg discusses her career and working with Jennifer Lawrence

In a story for Variety last month, actress Amandla Stenberg talks about her career, diversity in Hollywood, and more. On working on The Hunger Games at the age of 14, Amandla says, “It was all a dream come true.” “As a kid, it was my favorite book.” She recently saw co-star Jennifer Lawrence at a breakfast event. “She said, ‘Oh, my God, you have boobs!’” Stenberg recalls with … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg discusses her career and working with Jennifer Lawrence

Watch: First clip from Amandla Stenberg’s ‘The Hate U Give’

The first clip from The Hate U Give, starring The Hunger Games alum Amandla Stenberg in the leading role, is here. In the clip, Starr Carter (Stenberg) and her dad (Russell Hornsby) have a conversation about the meaning of Tupac Shakur’s THUG LIFE in the context of their reality. Check it out below:   Watch Starr and Maverick in the 1st clip from #TheHateUGive pic.twitter.com/qjT8XcZVqf — The Hate … Continue reading Watch: First clip from Amandla Stenberg’s ‘The Hate U Give’

Amandla Stenberg featured in Out; talks ‘The Hate U Give’ and more

Amandla Stenberg, along with Casey Cott (Riverdale) and Anthony Ramos (A Star Is Born), is featured on the cover of Out magazine for their ‘Faces of Fall’ story. Amandla, who will be seen in Black Lives Matter movement-inspired The Hate U Give this fall, talks about identity and Hollywood, and their latest projects including The Darkest Minds and Where Hands Touch. On The Hate U Give: “Growing up, I … Continue reading Amandla Stenberg featured in Out; talks ‘The Hate U Give’ and more

Watch: First trailer for The Hate U Give starring Amandla Stenberg

The first trailer for Amandla Stenberg-starrer The Hate U Give was released Sunday night at the BET Awards. The Hate U Give, based on a YA novel of same name, follows Starr Carter as she witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend by a police officer. Watch the trailer below: The movie will release on October 19 later this year. It also stars Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, … Continue reading Watch: First trailer for The Hate U Give starring Amandla Stenberg

‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa joins Amandla Stenberg’s ‘The Hate U Give’

Actor KJ Apa, who plays the leading role of Archie Andrews in Riverdale, is joining Fox 2000’s The Hate U Give. Apa is replacing Kian Lawley after videos surfaced of the latter saying racist slurs. Fox 2000 has authorized a little over a week for the reshoots. The movie is led by Amandla Stenberg, who plays the role of Starr Carter. Based on a book of same name, the … Continue reading ‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa joins Amandla Stenberg’s ‘The Hate U Give’

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’

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 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