Amandla Stenberg will star in the film version of the upcoming novel "The Hate U Give," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film rights to Angela Thomas' debut novel were acquired this week after a bidding war.
This is not the first such situation for Thomas. 13 publishing houses competed to publish the book. She ended up inking a two-book deal with HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray reportedly worth six figures.
Stenberg, who has been vocal about social justice, seems a perfect fit for the role.
There is no word on when the film will shoot or be released. The novel is set to debut spring 2017.