She first conquered the small screen with her hit HBO series Insecure. Now, Issa Rae is getting ready to bless the big screen.
The actress and writer will star in The Hate U Give, opposite Amandla Stenberg in the movie based on Angela Thomas’ debut novel of the same name.
According to Variety, the movie is based around Stenberg’s character, a 16-year-old girl named Starr who witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend. She finds herself torn as she tried to get the truth out into the world. Rae will play April, an activist that helps Stenberg’s character find her voice and speak up. George Tillman Jr. is directing the movie.
Additionally, other cast members include Regina Hall, Russell Hornsby, Algee Smith, Lamar Johnson, and Common.
Issa Rae recently starred in JAY-Z’s “Moonlight” video alongside Tiffany Haddish, Jerrod Carmichael, Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, and Hannibal Burress.