Amandla Stenberg and Director George Tillman Jr. brought The Hate U Give to CinemaCon on Thursday.
The actress and director previewed the film, and afterward, the official synopsis and an official first-look image were both revealed.
While a specific released date has yet to be confirmed, 20th Century Fox does say it will come out in Fall 2018.
The official synopsis: Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what’s right. The Hate U Give is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, K.J. Apa, Lamar Johnson, Issa Rae, Algee Smith and Sabrina Carpenter, with Common and Anthony Mackie.
Peep the first official first-look (other behind-the-scenes shots were revealed by Tillman on Twitter) at Stenberg as Starr and Algee Smith as Khalil below.