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Fences Star Russell Hornsby Joins The Hate U Give

Russell Hornsby have been cast in The Hate U Give, Fox 2000's adaptation of the Black Live Matter YA novel of the same name.


Updated:August 4, 2017, 1:11 PM IST
Fences Star Russell Hornsby Joins The Hate U Give
Image: Twitter/ Russell Hornsby
Los Angeles: Fences actor Russell Hornsby has been cast as lead in Angela Thomas' debut novel adaptation The Hate U Give.

The book follows a 16-year-old girl named Starr who grew up in a slum but now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

Hornsby will play Starr's father while rising star Lamar Johnson will play Seven, Starr's older brother in the George Tillman Jr-directed film

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